Tri-Town Health Board Bans Tobacco Sales In Pharmacies

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LEE, Mass. — Tri-Town Health Department Director James J. Wilusz announced at a public hearing Monday that the Tri-Town Board of Health, which represents Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge, amended its local tobacco regulations.
 
In regards to the local regulation, "Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products and Nicotine Delivery Products," pharmacies will not be allowed to sell tobacco products starting on July 1.
 
"It is illogical that a health care institution that promotes health and wellness, offers medical advice, and administers vaccinations to sell tobacco products and it is a direct conflict of interest of what they are trying to promote," Wilusz said.
 
The Board also banned tobacco sales in educational institutions, indoor e-cigarette use, outdoor smoking where food is served, and the sale of rolling machines.
 
Retailers are also now required to to post a cessation hotline number sign as well.
 
All regulations are effective July 1.

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