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Butts out or “butt” out

Region – About 20 years ago, Bouvier Pharmacy in Marlborough made the decision to ban the sale of tobacco products. Although it likely cut into their profits over the years, it was a bold statement in the fight against smoking.

Today, several communities are considering a ban of tobacco products in pharmacies. Southborough instituted the restriction in 2010 and Northborough, Shrewsbury and Westborough may eventually follow suit.

Despite the well-documented adverse health effects of smoking however, some officials remain concerned that such a ban would infringe on what many consider an individual choice.

Short URL: http://communityadvocate.com/?p=19998

Posted by on Mar 30 2012. Filed under Neighbors in the news, Region. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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