It’s going to get harder for young kids to get cigarettes in Boston if the mayor has any say in the matter. But don’t worry, Boston kids will still be allowed to drink so long as they can see over the bar.
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has proposed raising the minimum age for purchasing all tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, by three years to age 21, his office announced Wednesday.
If made law, this proposal would also prohibit smoking bars from allowing citizens under 21 from entering and prohibit the sale of flavored nicotine products to citizens under 21, according to a Wednesday press release.
The proposed changes will benefit Boston youth, Walsh said, and he encouraged other states to adopt similar laws.
No cigs, smokes, stogies, e-cigs or smoking of any kind for the young Massholes. Some residents are happy to see this progress, especially those now old enough to not give a shit about getting carded.
Anthony Martin, 24, of Fenway, said teenagers shouldn’t be able to buy tobacco and nicotine products because the age to buy alcohol is 21.
“SHUT YA FUCKING MOUTH,” said all Anthony’s friends under 21.
Boston already prohibits the use of nicotine products at professional, collegiate, high school or organized amateur sporting events, all the same places they currently prohibit fielding winning teams.
[via USA Today]