Among the changes are an increase from 18 to 21 as the minimum age allowed to buy tobacco. Braintree also placed a ban on blunt wraps, as well as a ban on tobacco products and nicotine delivery devices in health care institutions, including pharmacies and education institutions.
The board also enacted a more stringent pricing and packaging requirement for cigars. The regulation demands that any cigars for sale be in their original package of at least four cigars.
The regulations become effective on Oct. 1, 2014.
For statistics on tobacco regulations and efforts to ban smoking, visit smoke-free.org.