Cedar Hills, Utah Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

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Utah has its second city to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco and tobacco alternative products to 21-years-old, as on Tuesday the Cedar Hills City Council unanimously approved an ordinance just one week after Lehi became the first city in Utah to do so.

The ordinance does not change the minimum age to possess or use tobacco products, leaving that at 19-years-old, the current age to purchase tobacco and tobacco alternatives.

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According to a report by the Salt Lake Tribune, the increase went into effect immediately upon passage, but the city will withhold enforcement for 60 days so as to inform retailers and give them time to adjust to the new law.

Cedar Hills is home to just over 10,000 residents and is located in the north-central part of the state, 33 miles south of Salt Lake City.

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