Cumberland Farms calls for clear tobacco age law

Currently, municipalities can create their own age limits

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A convenience store chain is urging state lawmakers to adopt clear regulations for buying tobacco products.

The Senate voted to raise the state’s tobacco-buying age to 21. Now, Cumberland Farms is asking lawmakers adopt a clear law for the entire state.

More than 1,000 manager and employees signed a petition. In the letter, the company stated they want their tobacco compliance efforts to be second nature.

Currently, municipalities can create their own age limits. For example, Amherst’s tobacco buying age is 21, while the state’s minimum age is 18.

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