Public gathering for nationwide ban of tobacco ends in chaos

December 3, 2014 11:21 AM

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A public gathering in the central Massachusetts town for the first in the nation ban on tobacco and nicotine sales has ended prematurely after what officials described as increasingly unruly crowds.

Police escorted out the 3 member Westminster Board of Health which had proposed the ban. The board repeatedly asked the crowd to calm down so as to hear dozens who had signed up to speak.

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