On Wednesday, the Plymouth, Mass. Board of Health rejected three anti-tobacco proposals, something that has been largely unheard of in a state where tobacco purchase age increases have been approved at a near breakneck pace.
The first proposal was to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes, which was defeated by way of a 2-2 tie. With one member of the board absent, a tie was possible, which means the proposal fails. The two other proposals, to ban the sales of flavored tobacco products to all individuals regardless of age and to ban the sale of cigars priced under $2.50, met similar defeats according to WATD-FM.
Plymouth is home to an estimated 58,271 residents and sits on Cape Cod Bay in the southeastern corner of the sate.