The town of Newmarket, N.H. is the latest to join the Tobacco 21 movement, passing an ordinance this week that makes it illegal for a person under 21-years-old to purchase, possess or use tobacco products or e-cigarettes.
The proposal passed by a 5-2 vote during the council’s meeting on Wednesday, and is slated to go into effect 30 days following its passage and publication..
Currently, Keene and Dover are the only two cities to enact such an increase, both passing them in 2018. New Hampshire is one of roughly 20 states considering proposals that would increase the statewide age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old.
Newmarket is home to approximately 9,000 residents and is located in the southeastern corner of the state, roughly 60 miles north of Boston.