The 7,700-resident town of Westminster, Mass. could ban the sale of all tobacco products, distinguishing itself as the first municipality to pass such a measure. On Wednesday of this week, the local Board of Health will hear public comments on the measure. The ban would include cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes.
“To my knowledge, it would be the first in the nation to enact a total ban,” said Thomas Carr, director of national policy at the American Lung Association in an interview with the Associated Press. “We commend the town for doing it.”
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