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By adamg - 3/8/24 - 11:18 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a Brookline ordinance that permanently bars the sale of cigarettes to anybody born in the 21st century. Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/23 - 10:58 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed suits by the families of two Massachusetts smokers against cigarette companies and stores that sold cigarettes because their right to sue had expired even before their relatives did. Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/21 - 9:04 am
This is not a pipe

This goes double for you young'uns in Brookline.

WBZ reports on a new ordinance in Brookline that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anybody born after Jan. 1, 2000.

By adamg - 9/15/21 - 10:29 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a jury's verdict that Philip Morris USA owes Fred Laramie's widow for getting him hooked on cigarettes when he was just 13 and then feeding his habit until he died of lung cancer in 2016. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/16 - 1:56 pm

The City Council voted today to hold a hearing on a recent Boston Public Health Commission vote to ban the sale of flavored cigarettes at convenience stores because store owners never had a chance to testify on the proposal before the council.

By Courtney - 3/15/14 - 5:20 pm

Of all the listservs that I belong to, I have to admit that it was subscription to the Porter Square Neighbors Association that got my attention on this beautiful Saturday. Brace yourself for a serious dose of Cambridge!

A quick glance at my iPhone inbox brought this piece of legislation that City Councilor, Marc McGovern, says he will be submitting at this Monday's Cambridge Council meeting.

By adamg - 2/13/09 - 9:03 am

BUTV interviews Gregory Lahan, owner of Sullivan's Pharmacy, who says that while he'll miss the income from cigarettes under the city's new ban on coffin-nail sales in pharmacies, he acknowledges that it's hard to fill a heart-medication prescription for a customer and then sell her some smokes:

By adamg - 6/30/08 - 11:32 pm

Angela, who smokes, will be damned if the Commonwealth gets another pound of flesh out of her:

... Thank God my car is fuel-efficient because I can see a bi-weekly trip to New Hampshire in my future. Ah, New Hampshire ... our friendly neighbor to the north. I can almost see the delight on the faces of the Seabrook cigarette retailers now.

By adamg - 4/8/08 - 10:05 am

Right before the opening pitch. Of course, they could steal a page from Mitt Romney and call it a fee.

Speaking of taxes, Sean Roche makes the case for increasing the state gasoline tax from 21 cents a gallon - where it's been since 1991 - to 40 cents a gallon:

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