St. Louis may ban sale of tobacco to people under 21

5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago November 11, 2016 Nov 11, 2016 Friday, November 11 2016 Friday, November 11, 2016 1:40:33 PM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Board of Aldermen has advanced two bills that could ban the sale of tobacco, electronic cigarettes and vapor products to anyone under the age of 21.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the two bills were advanced Thursday and could be passed by the board as early as Nov. 18. Under the proposed legislation, the city's Department of Health can send minors into to stores to test whether employees are in compliance.

City police would have the authority to issue citations.

Aldermen Shane Cohn and Scott Ogilvie were opposed to the two bills, arguing that citizens who could vote for president or purchase firearms should be able to buy tobacco products.

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