The minimum age to purchase tobacco and other nicotine delivery products will increase to 21 years old tomorrow in the northeastern Massachusetts town of Hamilton.

The town’s board of health unanimously approved the increase on during its June 29 meeting, at which the board also decided to ban the sale of blunt wraps, while limiting the sale of flavored tobacco to specialty shops, and individual cigars must now cost no less than $2.50.

Retailers that violate the new law will face fines starting at $100 for a first offense, with subsequent offenses increasing up to $300, and could face a suspension or revocation of their tobacco retailer permit.

Hamilton is home to just under 8,000 residents and is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Boston.

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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, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.