Milton, MA: On April 29th, 2019, the Milton Board of Health voted to cap the number of retail establishments who can sell tobacco products. The regulation states that the maximum number of Tobacco Sales Permits that will be issued by the town is nine. There are currently nine active permits in Milton. This regulation will go into effect on August 1st, 2019. No opponents to this policy attended the open meeting.
The Core Stakeholder Group of the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (MSAPC) met with experts in the field of nicotine addiction prevention, reported Laurie Stillman, Director of the MSAPC. She said, “They recommended to the Board of Health that this cap be adopted in order to limit the exposure to youth of tobacco products in Milton. We applaud the Board of Health for approving this sensible measure.” Milton’s Board of Health, along with its program, MSAPC, continues to examine local policies that impact drug and alcohol misuse in town.