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Health Board stiffens rules

While dozens of communities have banned the sale of cigarettes in pharmacies in recent years, the town of Westwood has taken its anti-smoking campaign a step further, adopting new rules that raise the minimum age to buy tobacco to 19 and regulate related products marketed specifically to children.

To get tobacco out of the hands of young people, the Westwood Board of Health voted to not only raise the minimum age to buy it to 19, but also agreed to include e-cigarettes — commonly known as “nicotine delivery products” — in the stiffer regulations.

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