Smoking Cigarettes

Hopkinton Looking To Stop Underaged Tobacco Use

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.


Mass. Hospitals Resolve To Go Smoke Free In 2011

Massachusetts hospitals have a new goal for 2011 – banning all tobacco products from their campuses.


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Smokers Need Not Apply

If you smoke, don’t bother applying for a job at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.


Jury Awards $71M In Free Cigarette Samples Lawsuit

A 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.


Bags of nicoten-free 'snus' or snuff at the production line in a file photo from 2004. (credit: SVEN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Smokeless Tobacco Pouches Target Young Mass. Men

Despite all of the warnings about the dangers of smoking, tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death and illness here in Massachusetts and across the nation.


Medical Minute: A Smoking Quiz

WBZ’s Dr. Murray Feingold quizzes your knowledge of cigarette smoking as it relates to your health.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/17/2010

Three examples of proposed warning graphics that will appear on cigarette packaging as part of the government's new tobacco prevention efforts, seen in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Boston Smokers Have Mixed Feelings On New Cigarette Labels

The FDA plans to require new larger, graphic cigarette warning labels that include corpses and cancer patients.


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New Front In The War On Tobacco

A new tactic in the war on tobacco.



Medical Minute

WBZ’s Dr. Murray Feingold talks about the evils of smoking.




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