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Marblehead set to join towns banning e-cigarettes

Public health officials in cities and towns north of Boston are pushing for tough restrictions on the sale and use of electronic cigarettes, as new studies show the high-tech tobacco substitutes are becoming increasingly popular among youth.

In Marblehead, the town’s Board of Health has proposed a raft of new regulations that would outlaw the sale of e-cigarettes to children under 18 and prohibit their use in bars, restaurants, and public buildings, among other restrictions.

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