Boston’s Board of Health just made it harder for kids to access harmful tobacco and nicotine products.
With cigar use on the rise by Boston youth, the Board of Health is now mandating that inexpensive cigars be sold in packs of 4 or more.
This increases the effective price of “kid –friendly” tobacco products and makes it harder for teens to access them.
Non FDA approved nicotine delivery devices such as e-cigarettes and nicotine gel are becoming more commonly sold in local stores.
Because nicotine is addictive and because nicotine consumption can be dangerous to children and youth, retailers must now keep these products behind the counter and only sell them to adults.