The minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes in Rockport, Mass. goes to 21-years-old today, as regulations approved in September go into effect today.
Retailers who violate the new minimum age will face fines starting at $100 that can go up to $300 and come with a 30 day suspension of their tobacco sales permit.
Rockport is located on the tip of the Cape Ann peninsula, approximately 40 miles northeast of Boston. It is home to an estimated 7,000 residents.