At its most recent meeting, the Edgewater City Council voted unanimously in favor of raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, a move that will go into effect on March 31.

Of note in the ordinance is a requirement that all tobacco retailers check the age of anyone attempting to purchase tobacco to verify that they are of age.

Edgewater becomes the fifth city in the state to enact such an increase, joining Aspen, Avon, Basalt and Carbondale.

Also in the ordinance is an expansion to the city’s smoking ban which will prohibit smoking in and around city parks, as well as in and around transportation areas such as bus stops.

Edgewater is home to approximately 5,300 residents, and is located approximately five miles east 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 previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.