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Somerville becomes first city in Mass. to restrict e-cigarette sales

Wednesday, December 26, 2018  
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Responding to an enormous increase in teens vaping nicotine, Somerville has become the first municipality in Massachusetts to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes, a step that could prompt other cities and towns to take similar action.

The local Board of Health voted this month to ban the sale of e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes in stores that are open to youths, a move that will effectively pull the products from convenience store shelves.

Beginning April 1, 2019, sales of menthol and e-cigarettes will be allowed only in tobacco stores open to customers over age 21.

Read the full article by going to the Boston Globe website.