While the Massachusetts legislature continues to debate an increase to the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, the Lancaster Board of Health passed its own increase this week, joining more than 170 other municipalities where an individual must be at least 21-years-old to purchase tobacco.
Additionally, the board banned the sale of all flavored tobacco products within town limits. Both votes were unanimous, according to a report by LowellSun.com. The city has not posted the meeting results on its website, nor the full text of the proposal. The date the increase goes into effect was not disclosed in the article.
Lancaster is located just over 40 miles west of Boston and is home to approximately 8,000 residents.