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Massachusetts Bill Would Ban Tobacco Products

The Massachusetts legislature is considering a bill (House Bill 1512) that would ban all tobacco products in the state.

Specifically, the bill would ban the distribution, possession or use of “any tobacco in any of its forms.”  Violations are punishable by fines, and ultimately, imprisonment.  Given the state’s reliance on tobacco tax revenues, the bill is not expected to progress.

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