Mass. Raises $285M From Cigarette TaxMassachusetts taxpayers have shelled out an extra $542 million since state lawmakers voted three years ago to hike the tax on cigarettes and gasoline, with none of the cigarette revenue going directly to anti-smoking programs.
E-Cigarette Smoking Gateway To The Real Thing, Study FindsThe study is the first of its kind to find a potential causal relationship between electronic and traditional cigarettes.
Man Smoking Cigarette Beneath 'No Smoking' Sign Arrested On WarrantsA man smoking a cigarette under a "No Smoking" sign was arrested after police found he had warrants out for his arrest in several courts.
Westminster Tobacco Ban Meeting Cut Short After Crowd Becomes UnrulyA proposed first-in-the-nation ban on sales of all tobacco and nicotine products has bitterly divided Westminster.
Burning Cigarette On Couch Apparent Cause Of Salem Apartment FireAbout 40 people are looking for a new place to live after a fire tore through a Salem apartment complex overnight.
Cigarette May Have Caused New Bedford Fire That Injured Mom, Son Two people were seriously injured in an early morning fire in New Bedford that may have been sparked by a cigarette.
Cigarette Sparked Rooftop Fire At Boston BrownstoneInvestigators say the careless disposal of a cigarette sparked a rooftop fire on Beacon Street Monday night.
Cigarette Blamed For Dorchester Fire That Caused $1.2 Million In DamagesBoston fire investigators say the careless disposal of a cigarette is to blame for a fire that tore through three triple deckers in Dorchester on Wednesday.
Natick Man Severely Burned In House Fire Likely Caused By CigaretteA Natick man was rescued from a house fire early Saturday morning.
NH Lawmakers Vote To Cut Cigarette TaxNH House passed a bill that would cut the rate 10 cents to $1.68 per pack in hopes of attracting smokers from surrounding states with higher taxes.
Jury Awards $71M In Free Cigarette Samples LawsuitA jury has awarded $71 million in damages to the estate and son of a Boston woman who died of lung cancer, ruling in a lawsuit that accused Lorillard Tobacco Co. of trying to entice black children to become smokers by handing out free samples in urban neighborhoods.

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