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Adams Board of Health Sets Permit Cap on Tobacco Sales

After multiple amendments and information sessions, the Board of Health approved the new regulation last wee that would set an initial cap of 12 tobacco sales permits in Adams.

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Adams Board of Health Hearing Postponed Over Technical Difficulties

The Board of Health was forced to continue its tobacco cap public hearing because of complications with the Zoom platform.

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Adams Board of Health Ready for Tobacco Cap Hearing

Late last year, the Board of Health agreed to implement a new regulation that would limit the amount of tobacco sales permits allowed in town. The new regulation would not affect those already selling tobacco products.

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Adams Board of Health Ready to Finalize Tobacco Regulations

Members answered some lingering questions Wednesday in regard to the proposed tobacco sales permit and hope to vote on a final draft next month.

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Adams' COVID-19 Numbers Remain Low

Hoyt said the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) set up by the state as a containment strategy has not had to enter Adams because the cases are manageable.

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Adams Board of Health Says It Controls Tobacco Decisions

The board had no real update Wednesday on its proposal to limit the number of tobacco purveyors but after some pushback from Selectman James Bush, Vice Chairman David Rhoads said members are willing to negotiate but the decision is theirs.

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Adams Moving Forward With Tobacco Cap

The Board of Health plans to move forward with capping tabaco permits in town even after some push back from a selectman.

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Adams May Put a Cap on Tobacco Retailers

Chairman Peter Hoyt was cautious and noted the town just implemented Tobacco 21. He said it may be worth waiting to see how this has impacted youth smoking before taking any additional action.

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Pittsfield Cumberland Farms Slapped With Tobacco Violation

After two violations of the tobacco retail license, the managers from Cumberland Farms on First Street say tobacco products will not be sold at all unless the customer has identification. The city is imposing a $350 fine on the convenience store but is holding the seven-day suspension in abeyance, meaning it will be enforced only if there is another violation.

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