City of Tucson and Pima County Vote on Tobacco 21" />
By: Angela Garrity
Tuscon.com reports that Pima County and City of Tucson officials will vote Tuesday on a pair of initiatives that would raise the minimum legal age to buy tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21.
Councilmen Paul Durham, who helped lead the legal agenda needed to raise the minimum age within the Tucson city limits, said he expects the ordinance changes to be passed by the City Council in Tuesday evening's vote, possibly even unanimously.
There ordinance does propose including an exemption for people who are between the ages of 18 and 21 years old when the ordinance is adopted. Those people will be grandfathered and continue to purchase any tobacco-related products.
Additionally, there is also an exemption for indoor vaping at vape shops, allowing age appropriate customers the ability to sample product inside the shops at the owner's discretion. This is currently the situation with regular tobacco products, and the change would provide parity among retailers and allow customers, according to the memo.
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