Law | Framingham, MA To Vote On Tobacco Age

The Framingham Board of Health is looking to change the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. The three-member board will consider the change at its meeting on Monday. Also being voted on is the amount of tobacco permits issued by the town dropping the number from 76 to 60.

According to comments made in the press in recent days, the measure is expected to pass.Businesses that close or violate the law would have their licenses forfeited.

Framingham, MA is home to 68,000 residents over 26.4 square miles and was founded in 1650.

UPDATE 11/25: On Monday the Board of Health voted to raise the smoking age to 21 years old becoming the 40th municipality to do so in the state. The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2015 .