The number of communities in the state of Massachusetts to raise the legal age of purchasing tobacco has grown again. The Belmont Board of Health has voted unanimously to adopt new regulations which raises the smoking age to 21. The town will also ban the sale of flavored tobacco products and have mandated that single cigars cost at least $2.50
There are currently 29 cities and towns in the stat that have increased the age to buy tobacco products to 21. The new regulations will take effect on Jan. 1.
Belmont is home to 24,000 residents over 4.7 square of miles and was founded in 1636.