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Massachusetts town considering nation's first ban on all tobacco products

Residents of tiny Westminster, Massachusetts, may soon have to venture into neighboring municipalities to buy smokes, as the town is weighing a ban on all sales of tobacco products. If approved, Westminster would become the first town in the country with such a blanket ban.

"The tobacco companies are really promoting products to hook young people," Westminster health official Elizabeth Swedberg told The Associated Press, adding that change "has to start somewhere."