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City of Tucson leaders moving forward with tobacco ordinance

Posted at 9:22 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 06:06:32-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - The City of Tucson is moving forward with a measure to raise the age to buy tobacco and vaping products to 21.

Tucson City Council members voted 4 to 3 on an ordinance in Thursday's study session. Now it will be scheduled for a formal vote.

Council members first brought up raising the age in August 2018.

Pima County rejected a similar ordinance in August of 2019.

The city council will meet for that formal vote on October 22. If it's passed, it would go into effect January 1, 2020 with a 90 day education period for retailers.