A fire in the North End of Boston is being blamed on careless smoking.
The Hull town meeting on Tuesday rejected a proposal by the Hull Beach Management Committee to fine people for smoking or for discarding cigarette butts on the beach after Police Chief Richard Billings said he didn’t have the manpower to enforce such a ban.
The UMass Amherst faculty senate has passed a resolution that bans the use of any tobacco products on campus, starting in July of 2013.
NH 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.
Authorities say a fire that killed a woman in Ipswich was sparked by smoking.
Finally, President Barack Obama has quit smoking. Jon Keller is at large with more on how Michelle is handling it.
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A local group pushing the town of Hopkinton to adopt a new bylaw that would make smoking and chewing tobacco illegal for anyone under 18.
Massachusetts hospitals have a new goal for 2011 – banning all tobacco products from their campuses.
If you smoke, don’t bother applying for a job at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.