While a bill at the state level awaits the governor’s signature, the village of Lake in the Hills, Ill. has passed its own ordinance increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21-years-old.
The ordinance was approved by a 4-2 vote during the village’s Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday according to a report by NWHerald.com, and will also apply to tobacco alternatives such as e-cigarettes and vaping devices. It also makes Lake in the Hills the first municipality in McHenry County to enact such an increase.
The village has not yet posted the full ordinance on its website, meaning its effective date is not yet known.
Lake in the Hills is home to approximately 29,000 people and is located approximately 45 miles northwest of Chicago.