You can now read 10 articles each month for free on BostonGlobe.com.

The Boston Globe

South

Walpole

Local age limit up to 19 for buying tobacco

Continue reading below

Walpole’s Board of Health voted unanimously on March 12 to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 19. The change took effect Thursday. The board had been asked by an area pediatrician to raise the age to 21, but decided on 19 for now, said Health Director Robin Chapell. The board “will look at it again in 18 months, with the possibility of raising the age again at that time,” she said.

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than $1 a week