tobacco policy http://wamc.org en Mass. Smoke-Free Advocates Saw Big Gains in 2012 http://wamc.org/post/mass-smoke-free-advocates-saw-big-gains-2012 <p></p><p>In 2012 communities across Massachusetts have taken strides to limit tobacco use in public places and businesses. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard takes a look at what some communities are doing to reduce smoking, and what some hope to achieve in the new year…</p><p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:44:08 +0000 Lucas Willard 54701 at http://wamc.org Mass. Smoke-Free Advocates Saw Big Gains in 2012 Blair Horner: Regulating Cigars http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-regulating-cigars <p>It&rsquo;s summertime.&nbsp;</p><p>That means kids swimming in the pool, going to camp and &ndash; of course - smoking their first cigar.</p><p>Shocked?&nbsp; Every year, more than 1,000,000 kids try their first cigar.&nbsp; And, if the cigar companies have their way, you won&rsquo;t be able to do much about it.</p><p>After intensive lobbying by cigar companies, Congress is about to vote on an amendment that would exempt many cigars from any regulation at all.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:45:00 +0000 41833 at http://wamc.org