In just a few weeks, Arizona will have a second city where you’ll need to be at least 21-years-old to purchase tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and other alternative nicotine delivery products.
Last week, the Douglas City Council passed the third reading of an ordinance to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21, a change that will go into effect on Aug. 11.
It joins Cottonwood as the only two cities in Arizona to raise the age to purchase tobacco to 21.
Douglas is located in southeastern Arizona along the Mexican border, approximately 120 miles southeast of Tucson. It has an estimated population of 16,600.