Hudson, Mass. Eying 21-Year Requirement

Null

Another Massachusetts town is heading down the path of increasing tobacco purchasing requirements to 21-years of age. Hudson Board of Health is considering a variety of tobacco restrictions, including the aforementioned age restrictions, and a ban on smoking in parks.

While five states are currently considering statewide legislation for a 21-year ban, Massachusetts is serving as the test bed. Dr. Lester Hartman, a Massachusetts-based pediatrician, has made it his personal mission to raise age requirements in the states and his city-by-city efforts have amounted to many law changes.

Null

Hudson health officials cited the 21-year requirements effectiveness in Needham, Hartman’s home town. The exact time table on a vote on the measure is unknown, but Sam Wong, the director of public and community healthy services, expects it to be voted on at an upcoming meeting.

0 Overall Score

Null
Charlie Minato
About the author

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.

Related Posts

Null