Posted on Thursday May 23, 2019
On Monday, May 20, 2019, Smithville Board of Alderman passed the second reading of the Tobacco 21 ordinance, Chapter 205, Article XIII. This ordinance changes the legal age in Smithville to purchase tobacco products, alternative nicotine products and vapor products from 18 to 21 years of age. This ordinance went into effect when it passed so you may see changes at area businesses in the next month regarding signage. Businesses are required to have proper signage regarding the legal age of purchase no later than July 1st of this year.
To learn more about Tobacco 21 nationwide, visit https://tobacco21.org to see what other states and municipalities are doing.