As of this December, only people 21 and older will be allowed to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes in St. Louis County.
The county council voted Tuesday night to raise the buying age from eighteen years old as part of a nationwide campaign by doctors, public health advocates and policy makers to cut back on smoking, especially in teens.Council Vice-Chair Sam Page, a physician, introduced the so-called Tobacco 21 proposal two weeks ago. St. Louis vape shop owners and their customers fought the change, arguing there was no reason to include e-cigarettes.
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