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DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Should The Pentagon Stop Selling Tobacco?

Members of the military who smoke may soon find it tougher to buy cigarettes.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he’s reviewing whether the Pentagon should ban tobacco sales and smoking on bases and ships.

04/02/2014

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Should Smoking Age Be Raised To 21?

Older teenagers soon won’t be able to buy cigarettes in Scituate.

The town is joining others across the Commonwealth that have raised the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. The goal is to stop young people from becoming smokers.

02/26/2014

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Scituate Raises Legal Age To Buy Tobacco Products To 21

On May 1, Scituate will join a handful of other towns in the Commonwealth that have made cigarettes harder for young folks to get.

02/25/2014

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E-Cigarettes And Heart Health: An Aid To Quitting Or A Smoldering Risk?

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are a hot item these days. Here are the drawbacks, possible benefits, and the final analysis.

01/07/2014

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Dreams Are Goals With A Deadline

Well it’s that time of year when we want to undo or redo whatever we did last year.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–01/06/2014

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Happy New Year!

We will ring in a brand new year tonight and with that we want to undo or redo some of the things we did last year.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–12/31/2013

A first responder caught smoking on the job by the I-Team. (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: First Responder No Smoking Policy Rarely Enforced

I-Team cameras captured firefighters smoking outside of their stations. One after another, lighting up. And they could get fired.

10/03/2013

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I-Team: Boston Housing Authority Not Enforcing Smoking Ban

Boston officials say they have wiped out smoking in more than 60 public properties, but the people living there say that’s no the case.

07/24/2013

An Electronic Cigarette (Photo credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: E-Cigarettes May Give Hope To Smokers Looking To Quit

The first-ever clinical trial of electronic cigarettes has found they may be better than nicotine patches for those trying to kick the habit.

06/24/2013

Smoking Cigarettes

NH House Votes To Raise Tobacco Tax 20 Cents

Smokers may be asked yet again to help pay for spending in New Hampshire’s next budget after the House voted to raise the tobacco tax 20 cents on Wednesday.

03/20/2013

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