Smoking

Dedham firefighters douse a brush fire.

Dry Conditions Posing Brush Fire Danger

Dry and breezy weather is causing conditions in the area that are ripe for brush fires.

04/07/2012

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Can New Year’s Resolutions Reverse Damage Of Bad Habits?

Some New Year’s resolutions can change your life for the better.

01/06/2012

MBTA police say a woman who was trying to light a cigarette walked into an oncoming commuter rail train at Needham Center station.

Woman Trying To Light Cigarette Walks Into Oncoming Train In Needham

A 44-year-old woman walked into an oncoming train while trying to light a cigarette.

09/23/2011

Bridgewater State, Salem State Ban Smoking On Campus

Students starting the semester at two state schools in Massachusetts will have to leave the cigarettes at home.

09/01/2011

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FDA Releases New Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

The Food and Drug Administration has released nine new graphic warning labels that show the negative health effects of tobacco use.

06/21/2011

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Boston Fire Dept. Says North End Roof Deck Fire Caused By Smoking

A fire in the North End of Boston is being blamed on careless smoking.

05/28/2011

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Hull Refuses To Ban Smoking On Nantasket Beach

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.

05/04/2011

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UMass Amherst Faculty Votes To Ban Tobacco, Smoking Outdoor

The UMass Amherst faculty senate has passed a resolution that bans the use of any tobacco products on campus, starting in July of 2013.

04/08/2011

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NH Lawmakers Vote To Cut Cigarette Tax

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.

03/18/2011

Official: Fatal Ipswich Fire Caused By Smoking

Authorities say a fire that killed a woman in Ipswich was sparked by smoking.

02/26/2011

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