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Governor Signs Bill Raising Age for Tobacco Sales to 21

According to advocacy group Tobacco21, this makes Massachusetts the first state to enact legislation raising the age for sales of tobacco products.

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Pittsfield Health Officials Encourage Landlords to Go Smoke Free

The Board of Health wants landlords to make their properties smoke free. The Health Department doesn't have authority to demand landlords adopt smoke-free policies but are rolling out resources to guide landlords on how to do so. The board feels that second-hand smoke is a health concern and in homes is where most second-hand smoke occurs.

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