The Chicago area has another municipality joining the Tobacco 21 movement, as on Monday the Barrington Village Board of Trustees passed an ordinance that will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old.
The new law, which is scheduled to go into effect in early November according to a report by DailyHerald.com, only addresses the purchase of tobacco and tobacco alternatives. It does not make it a crime for someone between 18 and 20-years-old to possess or use such products.
The village has not posted the full text of the ordinance to its website.
Barrington is home to approximately 10,300 residents. It is located just under 40 miles northwest of Chicago.