TELL US: Was Ban on Tobacco at Pharmacies the Right Decision?
As of Sept. 1, you won't be able to get a flu shot and cigarettes in the same place; what do you think of this decision?
When it comes to cigarettes and tobacco, Salem is leading the way once again.
On Tuesday, the Board of Health voted to ban tobacco sales (that includes cigarettes) at pharmacies beginning Sept. 1, according to the Salem News. The outlet reported Salem is the first community in the area to do so.
Some cited the fact that pharmacies are branded as places of health as a reason to support the prohibition, according to the Salem News.
On April 1, 2001 Salem led the way in the state when it nixed smoking in restaurants, an issue Contributor William Legault remembered in his A Voice in Salem column last year.
When the ruling first came down, people thought "It was the end of the world as we knew it," according to Legault.
We want to know — do you agree with the Board of Health's decision to ban tobacco sales at city pharmacies?
Will this decision impact your life?
Take our poll and let us know what you think in the comments.