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Boston Mayor Proposes Raising Tobacco Age To 21, And More…

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 05:12 pm

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has joined public health officials, advocates and local youth to announce that Boston is taking steps to raise the age to buy all tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, to 21. In addition to raising the age to buy tobacco and nicotine products to 21, proposed amendments also will increase the age of admission to adult-only retail tobacco stores and smoking bars to 21 and prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products and nicotine delivery products, other than menthol, in all retail outlets except for adult-only retail tobacco stores and smoking bars. A public hearing on these changes is scheduled for Dec. 3 and written comments can be submitted until Dec. 9. The board of health is expected to vote on Dec. 17 regarding these changes and, if approved, they will become effective 60 days after passage…

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