Should you be 21 to smoke in Brockton? One group says no

Should you be 21 to smoke in Brockton? One group says no

Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter is speaking out against a city proposal that would increase the age for buying cigarettes to 21 and would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products.

The municipal tobacco regulations were first floated in Brockton in 2014, when two Massachusetts doctors went around the state trying to communities to join the ban wagon.

Cigarettes are shown in an ash try in this 2006 file photo.BROCKTON – Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter is speaking out against a city proposal to increase the age for buying cigarettes to 21 and ban the sale of flavored tobacco products.

The Brockton Board of Health is holding a hearing on Tuesday afternoon on whether to increase the minimum age to purchase cigarettes and e-cigarettes in the city from 18 to 21, in addition to a ban on flavored tobacco (except menthol), along with several other proposed restrictions.

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PMAA Pushes Marketers to Oppose DOL Overtime Proposal

PMAA Pushes Marketers to Oppose DOL Overtime Proposal

The official deadline to submit written comments to the U.S. Department of Labor
(DOL) regarding its controversial proposal to change overtime payment
requirements is Sept. 4.

With that deadline looming, PMAA today sent its state member associations a
template for a comment letter opposing the proposal, in hopes that the member
associations will distribute it to marketers — who would alter it as they see
fit, put their names on it and submit it electronically to the DOL before the
deadline.

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PMAA: Cost to Retrofit Tank Systems for E15 ‘Enormous’

PMAA: Cost to Retrofit Tank Systems for E15 ‘Enormous’

The Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) said the cost to retrofit
underground storage tank systems to handle E15 would be “enormous” — averaging
between $375,000 and $425,000 per gas station. To replace the piping alone, a
gas station operator would spend a minimum of $150,000, the association said.

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