Beginning Nov. 1, you’ll have to be at least 21-years-old to purchase tobacco products or nicotine delivery devices in Wilmington, Mass., as the town’s board of health approved the increase on Tuesday.

Interestingly, the move was supported by nine tobacco retailers in the city, according to a report on

The board also banned the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies, while delaying a vote on the ban of flavored tobacco products.

Wilmington is located approximately 17 miles north of Boston and has a population of nearly 22,500 people.

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