Group warns menthol cigarette ban in Mass. could spark border run to NH for smokes
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With a new Massachusetts law banning the sale of menthol, mint and wintergreen tobacco products scheduled to take effect June 1, a local convenience-store association is warning thousands of Bay State smokers could head to New Hampshire for cigarettes in spite of stay-at-home orders in both states.

According to the New England Convenience Store and Energy Marketers Association (NECSEMA), there are an estimated 300,000 menthol smokers in Massachusetts, “many of whom will travel over state lines” to purchase menthol products once they are banned in the Bay State but still on shelves in the Granite State.

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