The age to buy cigarettes in Springfield is changing, after an ordinance passed by city council members on Monday.
It'll go from 18 to 21 later this year, putting Springfield in the same category as Holyoke, Northampton, Greenfield, Easthampton and over a hundred other cities and towns in Massachusetts.
The council passed the measure unanimously last night. Proponents say the adjustment will drive down health care costs and keep more young people from getting started on tobacco.
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