Harrison, Ark. Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

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The northwestern Arkansas city of Harrison is the latest to join the Tobacco 21 movement, with the city voting unanimously in favor of an increase in the tobacco purchasing age at its meeting on Thursday night.

While the city has not yet posted the text of the ordinance on its website, a report by KY3.com indicates that the increase will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019. It will not make it illegal for a person between 18 and 20-years-old to possess or use tobacco products, only to purchase them.

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Harrison is home to just over 13,000 residents.

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