Winthrop will become the latest Massachusetts town where you must be 21 to purchase tobacco.

On Tuesday, the Winthrop Board of Health voted to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 along with other tobacco-related regulations.

Regulations also included requiring a minimum price of $2.50 per cigar, banning flavored tobacco at non-adults-only stores, banning tobacco permits within 500 feet of a school and not allowing tobacco permits at businesses that have had three or more violations for selling to minors.

The new rules go into effect June 1.

Winthrop is located in the Boston area. It has a population of around 18,000.

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