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Melrose considers banning tobacco sales at pharmacies

Posted by Jarret Bencks  December 14, 2012 11:14 AM

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Officials in the city of Melrose will considering banning the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in pharmacies, according to city records.

The Board of Alderman will consider the change in city regulations in a meeting next week. In a memo to Mayor Rob Dolan, Melrose Public Health Director Ruth Clay said the proposed change was "based on current evidenced-based prevention efforts and neighboring communities' regulations."

The city's Board of Health voted to adopt the new regulation earlier this month.

Along with banning tobacco sales at pharmacies, the proposal calls for enforcement of tobacco sales to shift from the Board of Aldermen to the Board of Health.

The changes are expected to be considered by aldermen in a meeting Dec. 17 at 7:45 p.m. in City Hall.

Jarret Bencks can be reached at bencks.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on twitter @JarretBencks.

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