The Eldon Board of Aldermen have unanimously approved an ordinance that will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, giving Missouri its 19th municipality to join what is referred to as the Tobacco 21 movement.
The ban also applies to e-cigarettes and vaping products. The city has not yet posted the ordinance to its website, so the date when the increase will go into effect is not available. A report by LakeNewsOnline.com confirmed the ordinance’s passage but did not specify when the minimum age will change.
Eldon is home to approximately 4,600 residents and is located approximately 150 miles between both Kansas City and St. Louis.