Worcester County

Ashburnham, Mass. Bans Flavored Tobacco, Raises Purchasing Age to 21

A pair of anti-tobacco ordinances received the approval of the Ashburnham Board of Health this week, as a person will soon have to be at…

Lancaster, Mass. Joins Tobacco 21

While the Massachusetts legislature continues to debate an increase to the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, the Lancaster Board of Health passed its own…

Worcester, Mass. Tables Smoking Ban, Flavored Tobacco Restrictions

In the past year, Worcester, Mass. has raised the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21, banned smoking in a variety of areas…

Grafton, Mass. Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

The Grafton, Mass. Board of Health isn’t wasting any time in implementing an increase to the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, as Monday’s approval…

Tobacco Purchased Age Increased to 21 in Worcester, Mass.

As the summer heat begins to subside, the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Worcester, Mass. will rise, as the city’s board of health…

Milford, Mass. to Raise Tobacco Purchase Age to 21 as of April 1

Earlier this week, the Milford, Mass. Board of Health approved a proposal that will increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to…

Hopedale, Mass. Passes Parks Smoking Ban

A new ban on smoking in publicly owned outdoor areas is coming to Hopedale, Mass., as the town’s board of health approved the ban by…

Worcester, Mass. Moves Forward With Smoking Ban, Tobacco Retailer Restrictions

On Tuesday, the Worcester City Council voted in favor of a variety of new tobacco restrictions including a wider smoking ban and new restrictions for…

Smoking Ban Starts Today in Ocean City, Md.

A new smoking ban goes into effect in Ocean City, Md. today, bringing to life legislation that was passed last August and has been under…

Westminster, Mass. Board of Health Drops Plan to Ban Tobacco Sales

The Westminster Board of Health has dropped plans to seek a total ban on the sales of tobacco in the Boston suburb that’s home to…

Westminster, Mass. Tobacco Ban Hearing Ends Early

The controversial plan to ban sales of all tobacco products in Westminster, Mass. created an unruly public hearing forcing the city’s board of health to…