Tobacco ban up in smoke

November 20, 2014 10:48 AM

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Tobacco ban up in smoke

WESTMINSTER, Mass. -- 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. The three were escorted out by police, and the crowd dispersed.

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