TOWN ENDS BID TO BAN TOBACCO SALES AFTER OUTCRY

WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — Health officials in a Massachusetts town have withdrawn a first-in-the-nation proposal to ban all tobacco sales.

Westminster’s board of health voted 2-1 at its regular meeting Wednesday to drop the proposal, a week after rowdy opposition led them to end a public hearing early.

The Sentinel & Enterprise of Fitchburg reports that two board members moved and voted to kill the proposal. The board chairwoman voted to keep it under consideration.

The board had initially said the ban would help keep a variety of tobacco products from young people, but businesses strongly opposed it.

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