Marshfield, Mass. Studying Tobacco Age Increase


The small and affluent town of Marshfield could be the next municipality in Massachusetts to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes as its board of health has begun the process of studying a number of changes that could be implemented in the new year.

While the age increase is the most wide-ranging, the board will also be looking at banning flavored tobacco products, establishing a minimum age to purchase electronic cigarettes and possibly requiring a minimum price for mass-market cigars typically found in convenience stores.


Over 40 cities and towns in the state have passed similar types of legislation, including the neighboring town of Scituate, which raised the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in May.

The board will spend the coming weeks studying the proposals and discuss it at its next meeting, according to Wicked Local Marshfield. The board meets on an as-needed basis, and has not announced its next meeting.

Marshfield is home to just over 25,000 residents and is located 30 miles southeast of Boston.

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