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.
The Convenience Distribution Association (CDA), formerly AWMA, is the trade organization working on behalf of convenience products distributors in the United States. Its distributor members represent more than $92 billion in U.S convenience product sales, serving a wide variety of small retail formats. Associate members include leading convenience product manufacturers, brokers, retailers, suppliers and others allied to the industry.