In October 2018, San Antonio became the first city in Texas to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old. On Thursday, one of the city’s suburb became the second.
The ordinance passed its second reading by a 4-2 vote, according to FoxSanAntonio.com. The city has not yet posted the ordinance to its website, but a summary of the ordinance indicates that retailers will face up to a $500 fine for selling tobacco products or tobacco alternatives to persons under 21-years-old.
Kirby is located approximately 10 miles northeast of San Antonio and is home to just over 8,700 residents.