Opinion: Mendon raises age to buy tobacco – when will Upton?

Mendon has joined a growing list of Massachusetts cities and towns to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco and nicotine products from 18 to 21. Dr. Leicester Hartman presented to the Mendon Board of Heath that nearly ninety percent of  smokers start smoking by the age 20 and ninety percent of people who purchase tobacco for distribution to minors are between the ages of 18 and 20. When will Upton make this change? How will Upton manage the e-cigarette phenomenon? The town of Needham … [Read more...]