The town of Tyngsboro, Mass. has a number of updates to its tobacco policy, including one that no longer lets people light up in a tobacco store or smoking bars.

At its most recent meeting, the board of health passed several new regulations regarding tobacco sales in the town of nearly 11,300 residents. Among the changes is a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products except in retail tobacco shops and smoking bars, the prohibition of smoking in hotel rooms, and a requirement that prohibits the sale of single cigars, while packages of cigars must be sold for at least five dollars. All tobacco retailers will now be required to post signage about smoking cessation as well, according to a report in the Lowell Sun.

While there are nine tobacco retailers in the town, none appear to be traditional premium cigar shops, as neither the IPCPR or CRA have members listed in the town.

Tyngsboro is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Boston.

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