Adams approves new restrictions on sale of tobacco products
DAMS -- A sweeping set of new tobacco regulations have been approved for the town of Adams.
With little discussion, the Board of Health unanimously passed a the measure on Wednesday. The board had delayed a vote on the proposal following a public hearing last month, but on Wednesday agreed to adopt the new laws as written.
The regulations are set to go into effect on April 1, 2014.
The Board of Health will prohibit the sale of tobacco in pharmacies or stores that contain pharmacies, ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, and limit the sale of a number of other tobacco-related products. The use of e-cigarettes and other tobacco-related products in public spaces, such as town-owned parks and playgrounds, also will be prohibited in Adams.