Franklin, N.H. Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21, Bans Tobacco Use in Parks

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At its most recent meeting, the Franklin City Council approved a pair of anti-tobacco ordinances, raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old and prohibiting the use of any tobacco products in city-owned parks.

It is no longer legal for a person under 21-years-old to purchase, use or possess a tobacco product, e-cigarette or liquid nicotine. Any person who provides such products to a person under 21-years-old will be subject to a fine of $50 for a first offense and $100 for each subsequent offense.

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Additionally, the use of any tobacco product or “anything that simulates smoking” is now prohibited in 11 city owned park properties.

Franklin is home to approximately 8,700 residents.

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