The minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Georgetown, Mass. is going up to 21-years-old as of May 1, as the town’s board of health approved the proposed increase at its most recent meeting.

In addition to the age increase, the board also banned the sale of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes at pharmacies within the town limits, as well as passed a complete ban on the sale of blunt wraps. The proposal also placed a ban on rolling machines that are used in retail settings.

It becomes the latest municipality in Massachusetts to pass such an age increase, joining more than 165 towns, cities and counties.

Georgetown is located in the northeastern corner of the state and is home to approximately 8,200 residents.

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