The western Kansas city of Holcomb has joined the Tobacco 21 movement, as on Wednesday its city council passing an ordinance that will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21-years-old.
While the city has not posted the ordinance—its website does not appear to be functional—the Garden City Telegram reports that anyone under 21 attempting to purchase tobacco products could face a fine of up to $25 fine, while a juvenile offender could appear in court with a parent of legal guardian. On the sellers side, retailers who provide tobacco products or tobacco alternatives to a person under 21 would face a minimum $200 fine.
The date that the increase goes into effect was not mentioned.
Holcomb is home to approximately 2,150 residents.