Court Upholds Town Ordinance Banning Tobacco Sales to People Born in 21st Century

The same people who have been:

  • Feeding you processed food they know causes obesity
  • Filling you full of microplastics, pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals
  • Shooting you with experimental gene therapies and feeding massive quantities of dangerous pharmaceuticals
  • Legalizing marijuana
  • Effectively legalizing fentanyl

Are very concerned about the dangers of cigarettes.

Does that make sense? 


A Massachusetts town that adopted an unusual ordinance banning the sale of tobacco to anyone born in the 21st century is being looked at as a possible model for other cities and towns hoping to further clamp down on cigarettes and tobacco products.

The bylaw — the first of its kind in the country — was adopted by Brookline in 2020 and last week was upheld by the state’s highest court, opening the door for other communities to adopt similar bans that will, decades from now, eventually bar all future generations from buying tobacco.

The rule, which bans the sale of tobacco to anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 2000, went into effect in 2021 in the town of about 60,000 next to Boston.

Where did the government get the right to make these types of decisions for people?

Why is the government my mommy?

I already have a mommy. I don’t need another one. I did not request an extra mommy.

Under a Massachusetts law signed by former Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in 2018, anyone under the age of 21 is already barred from purchasing any tobacco product — including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes — in the state.

Supporters of the Brookline measure point out that state law acknowledges the authority of local communities to enact their own measures to limit the sale of harmful products.

Critics of the Brookline law, including convenience store owners who rely on the sales of tobacco products for a significant portion of their income, disagreed however, arguing that the Brookline law conflicts with the 2018 state law which allows those over the age of 21 to purchase tobacco products — and would establish two sets of adults, one that could buy cigarettes and one that couldn’t.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court sided with Brookline, noting that cities and towns “have a lengthy history of regulating tobacco products to curb the well-known, adverse health effects of tobacco use.”

Other governments have considered similar measures.

In 2022, New Zealand passed a similar law intended to impose a lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes by mandating that tobacco can’t ever be sold to anybody born on or after Jan. 1, 2009. The country’s new prime minister has said he plans to repeal the law.

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last year proposed raising the legal age that people in England can buy cigarettes by one year, every year until it is eventually illegal for the whole population.

A handful of Massachusetts towns have weighed similar bans, including proposals that would ban the sale of tobacco or e-cigarette products to anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 2004.

Massachusetts in recent decades has taken a number of steps to curbs smoking in the state, including raising taxes on cigarettes.

Maybe inhaling particulate matter has some negative health effects. It seems like it would. But the whole “cigarette cancer” thing is highly exaggerated, and much of the data shows that the positive effects of nicotine highly outweigh any negative effects.

The fact that the government is so obsessed with banning nicotine, while doing all of these other things that totally destroy your health, proves that there is something going on here beyond what is being said.

Why is there no law to prevent breakfast cereals marketed to children as “a healthy breakfast with fiber” from containing more than 50% sugar?

Why are all these processed foods legal?

Why does the government fight back against any attempt to regulate PFAS?

Why is plastic framed exclusively as an environmental threat, and not as a threat to human health?

Do you know that some people have now taken 9 Covid shots?

How could anyone possibly believe the government cares about your health?

There is some reason that the government does not want people using nicotine.

If that isn’t obvious to you, you’re stupid.

Elvis Dunderhoff contributed to this article.