The new year will bring a pair of anti-tobacco regulations to Broomfield, Colo.
When the calendar flips to Jan. 1, smoking and vaping will be banned in public places, including parks and the outdoor areas of bars and restaurants. Then on May 1, the age to purchase tobacco and e-cigarettes will increase from 18 to 21-years-old, and tobacco retailers will need to have obtained a license in order to continue to selling such products. Both ordinances passed by an 8-1 vote.
Broomfield is home to just over 68,000 residents and is located 18 miles northwest of Denver.