The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted 147-4 in favor of H.4479, a bill that raises the tobacco-buying age to 21 statewide. The bill, which would take effect July 1, 2018, also imposes new regulations on e-cigarettes and prohibits the sale of tobacco in pharmacies. H. 4479 will now move on to the state Senate.
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.