Tewksbury has become the latest town in Massachusetts to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, upping the age to 21 as part of a number of anti-tobacco measures enacted by the board of health at its most recent meeting.

In addition to the age increase, the board passed new regulations that restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products and blunt wraps, according to a report from the Tewksbury Town Crier.

The changes will go into effect on July 1.

Tewksbury is located in northeastern Massachusetts, just under 20 miles northwest of Boston. It had a 2010 population estimate of 28,961 residents.

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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 previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.