The Adams, Mass. Board of Health has approved an increase to the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, voting unanimously on Tuesday to raise it from 18 to 21-years-old.

The change will go into effect on Feb. 1, 2017, and will add Adams to the steadily growing list of more than 130 cities and towns of in the state to pass such an increase.

The proposal received no public opposition according to a report from

Adams is located in northwestern Massachusetts and home to approximately 8,500 residents.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.