At any given time, there shall be no more than twenty-seven (27) tobacco sales permits issued in the Town of Shrewsbury. New applicants for tobacco sales permits who are applying at a time when the maximum number of permits have been issued will be placed on a waiting list and will be eligible to apply for a permit on a "first-come, first-serve" basis as issued permits are either not renewed or are returned to the town.
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THE NEW LOOK OF NICOTINE ADDITION
Did you know?
In Massachusetts, almost 24% of high-school students report currently using e-cigarettes, and nearly half tried them at least once. More high school students used e-cigarettes than all other tobacco products combined, AND they used them nine times more often than adults.
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Date of Record: November 2, 2018
Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Regulations adopted by the Shrewsbury Board of Health
On November 2, 2018, the Shrewsbury Board of Health voted to enact a regulation entitled “Regulations Prohibiting Smoking in Workplaces and Public Places". The regulation includes, but is not limited prohibiting smoking within a 25 foot buffer zone around municipal building entrances accessible to the public, prohibiting smoking at all municipal owned parks, play grounds recreational facilities and beaches. E-cigarettes use is also prohibited wherever smoking is prohibited. The regulation will go into effect on January 1, 2019. Copies of this regulation are available in the office of the Board of Health at the Richard D. Carney Municipal Office Building, 100 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
Please see ETS Regulations - effective 01-01-19 below under "Related Documents"
Date of Record: October 13, 2017
Tobacco Policies adopted by the Shrewsbury Board of Health
Dear Tobacco Retailer:
This letter serves to inform you of policies adopted by the Shrewsbury Board of Health on October 13, 2017. Please read the pertinent information detailed below as the changes will have a direct impact on your business. This regulation will go into effect on January 1, 2018.
a. Include minimum cigar packaging/pricing
b. No sales within 500 feet of a school
c. Increase the minimum legal sales from 18 to 21
d. Ban on blunt wraps
e. Ban on non-residential Roll-Your-Own machines
f. Ban tobacco product sales in healthcare institutions
g. Ban tobacco product sales in educational institutions
h. Increase the tolling period from 24 to 36 months
i. Increase the suspension period for second and third offenses from 7/30 days to 14/60 days
Please see Shrewsbury Tobacco Regulations - effective 01-01-18 below under "Related Documents"