At their meeting this afternoon, the Southborough Board of Health will consider whether to ban the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products at pharmacies in town.
Southborough has three pharmacies, only one of which — the Walgreens on Oak Hill Road and Route 9 — sells tobacco.
Public Health Director Paul Pisinski said the board is considering the ban because they feel it’s “anachronistic” to sell tobacco alongside the health products used to treat the effects of tobacco. “It’s contrary to good health practices,” he said.
Boston enacted a ban on tobacco sales in drugstores, as well as on college campuses, two years ago this month. Needham followed suit with similar regulations in 2009. Pisinski said other area towns are also considering bans.
Pinsinski said pharmacy owners in town were notified in writing of today’s public hearing.
The hearing starts at 2:00 pm in the Board of Health meeting room in Cordaville Hall (Senior Center). It’s open to the public.