Chicopee Set To Raise Tobacco Age

posted by John Baibak -

Chicopee is getting set to join  several other Western Massachusetts cities in raising the minimum age to  purchase tobacco. 

The city's health board voted to hike the age from 18  to 21, starting on April 22nd. Springfield, Holyoke, South Hadley,  Easthampton and Northampton have all passed age increases in the last  several years. 

There has also been discussion to pass a statewide  increase.

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