New tobacco regulations passed in Wilbraham

Hampden County

WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) – The Wilbraham Board of Selectmen have passed new tobacco regulations that are set to go in effect at the end of the year.

According to the Town of Wilbraham, the regulations include:

  • Raising the minimum legal sales age to 21 years-old, and expanding the regulation to include e-cigarettes and other vaping products 
  • Banning the sale of flavored tobacco products and blunt wraps
  • Prohibiting the sale of tobacco products at pharmacies, healthcare and educational institutions, and public places
  • Capping the number of tobacco sales permits issued in Wilbraham to 14

“This measure is to target a health issue at its starting point,” Chairman of Wilbraham Board of Selectmen Robert J. Boilard said. “By raising the legal age to purchase nicotine products, we hope the number of youth who pick up smoking will be reduced due to their limited access to purchase these types of products. Moreover, Wilbraham’s tobacco regulations align with the law the State Legislature recently passed.”

The new regulations go into effect on December 30.

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