The Stoughton, Mass. Board of Health has unanimously approved an increase in the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, joining the growing roster of cities and towns in the state who have passed similar increases.

The proposal has been in the works since January, and when it came time for the public to speak on the matter, four people spoke in favor of the increase with no one opposing it, according to a report from The Enterprise.

The increase is scheduled to go into effect around July 9, after it meets requirements on publication in the town newspaper.

Stoughton is home to approximately 27,000 residents and is located approximately 17 miles south of Boston.

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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, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.