Massachusetts Town Drops Tobacco Sales Ban After Outrage

November 20, 2014 3:51 AM

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Health officials in a Massachusetts town voted Wednesday to withdraw a proposal that would have made it the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales.

Westminster's board of health voted 2-1 at its regular meeting to drop the proposal, a week after rowdy opposition led them to end a public hearing early. Board member Ed Simoncini, joined by fellow member Peter Munro, moved and voted to kill the proposal. Board chairwoman Andrea Crete voted to keep...

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