Scituate raises legal age to purchase smokes to 21

In a unanimous vote, the Scituate Board of Health on Monday night raised the legal age for buying cigarettes, tobacco products and nicotine delivery devices from the state minimum of 18 to 21, effective May 1.  Scituate is just one of the growing number of towns to join in the effort  to crack down on teen smoking. Last week Upton teen Lindsay Doyle met with the Upton Board of Health and requested they consider raising the cigarette sales age to 19 or older. Some board members expressed … [Read more...]