The Chicago suburb of Aurora, Ill. is the latest to sign on to the Tobacco 21 movement as the city council unanimously approved a proposal that will make 21 the minimum age to purchase or possess tobacco and tobacco alternative products.
The vote came at Tuesday’s meeting of the city’s aldermen.
Persons under 21 years of age who purchase or possess tobacco will face fines beginning at $100 and escalating to $750 for multiple offenses.
Aurora joins Chicago and 17 other municipalities in the state to enact such an increase.
Aurora is located 41 miles west of Chicago and has a population of just over 201,000 residents.