• August 10 2018,  Lynnfield

    Local convenience stores weigh in on Tobacco 21 law

     By Christopher Roberson   As of Dec. 31, the legal age to purchase tobacco products in Lynnfield will be 21 rather than 18. Anu Kul of Centre Market said that while “50-80” percent of his customers who purchase tobacco are under 21, the store’s weekly loss is not expected to exceed $50. “In Lynnfield, not that many people smoke,” he said. According to the Massachusetts Boards of Health, Lynnfield’s Adult Smoking Rate was 9.1 percent between 2011 and 2015. However, Kul said legislators still made the right choice to increase the age to 21. “Some cities really need it,” he said. Bavish Patel of Donovan’s Liquor Store said he does…