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Public News Service - MA: Smoking Prevention

A new report ranks the Bay State at 36th in the nation, near the bottom among states, for the amount it spends on smoking prevention. (anderson wasser/blogspot)

BOSTON — According to a new report, Massachusetts will collect more than $900 million this year from the 1998 state tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend only a fraction of what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is adequate for programs that prevent tobacco use

A new report says the tobacco industry is outspending the Commonwealth 38-to-1 when it comes to sending messages to young people about tobacco; and like this one, most are at convenience stores where products are right up front. (Mike Clifford)

BOSTON - More than one in 10 children in the Commonwealth smoke, and a new report predicts that almost 4,000 young people in the state will become regular smokers this year. The report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids ranked Massachusetts near the bottom of the pack at 35th in the nation for

PHOTO: Electronic cigarettes, hookah pens, e-hookahs and vape pipes are growing in popularity in Massachusetts, but experts say there isnít enough science about how safe they are. Credit: Michael Dorausch, Wikimedia Commons.

BOSTON - Electronic cigarettes - also known as e-hookahs, hookah pens and vape pipes - are growing in popularity in Massachusetts. Celebrities in advertisements tout them as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco, but experts say there isn't enough science to back up those claims. It's estimated t

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