Massachusetts Effort to Raise Tobacco Buying Age to 21

With 165 cities & towns (67%) within Massachusetts already having passed measures lifting the minimum purchase age for tobacco products from 18 to 21, and with a similar bill that would make the higher age a statewide policy having already passed the state Senate 32-2 last year, passage in the House is anticipated and seen as only a matter of time.

The bill has 104 Legislative sponsors, and is eventually expected to achieve final approval either in the 5 remaining days of this Legislative Session, or early in the 2018 Session that begins in January of 2018. More information.