In August, the Eagle Board of Trustees rejected a proposal to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products by a 3-4 vote, with one trustee going so far as to call the idea “a diversion that was just shifting the problem to a different age instead of dealing with the usage of tobacco and nicotine products.”

Yesterday, the board changed its mind and approved an ordinance that will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, passing by a 5-0 vote with two members absent. The increase goes into effect 30 days after notice of its approval is published.

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Eagle joins Eagle County in having raised the age to purchase tobacco products to 21, as the county passed its own increase for the unincorporated areas in August.

Eagle is home to just under 7,000 residents. The town is located 125 miles west of Denver.

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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.