Over the past year or so, it seems like on an almost weekly basis, another Massachusetts city or town looks to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products. This week, add South Hadley to that list.

The South Hadley Board of Health will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 4 before holding a vote on whether or not to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the town to 21 years of age.

South Hadley is located about 90 miles west of Boston and has a population of approximately 17,500 residents.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.