MBTA Transit Police: Man Punched Rider Who Complained About His SmokingA man MBTA Transit Police say punched a 67-year-old man who complained about his smoking on a T platform was arraigned today in Cambridge District Court.
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.
What's The Best Way To Quit Smoking? New Study Says Go Cold TurkeyThose who put away the cigarettes all at once were more likely to quit for good than those who gradually cut down.
Lawmakers Unveil Bill Raising Age To Buy Cigarettes To 21A move to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products across Massachusetts is gathering steam on Beacon Hill.
Massachusetts Smokers Sue Philip Morris To Pay For Lung Cancer ScreeningsA decade after a group of smokers from Massachusetts sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings, the case will finally be heard by a jury.
Smoking At Home Has 'Direct Impact On Pets,' Study FindsResearch shows household smoking can lead to cancer and weight gain in pets.
New Year’s ResolutionsWe will ring in a brand new year with thoughts of undoing or redoing some of the things we did last year!
Boston Raises Age To Buy Tobacco And Nicotine Products To 21Boston is raising the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Research Shows Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Help Smokers Cut BackNew research shows low-nicotine cigarettes may help people light up less.
New Mass. Regulations On Sale Of E-Cigarettes Start Sept. 25Anyone under 18 years old will be barred from buying electronic cigarettes in Massachusetts and the liquid and gels used in the devices will have to be sold in child-resistant packaging under new regulations approved by the attorney general's office.
Providence Considering Downtown Smoking BanRhode Island's capital is considering an ordinance that would prohibit smoking throughout downtown, a ban that an advocacy group says is the most wide-reaching one it's seen.
Boston-Bound Flight Turns Around For Passenger Who Wouldn’t Stop SmokingThe passenger aboard the United Airlines flight reportedly disobeyed flight attendants.