The Kansas City metro area has become a hot bed of cities increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old, and on Monday night another city jumped on board.

The Leawood, Kan. City Council unanimously approved the increase during its meeting on Monday night according to a report from KMBC-TV. A start date for the increase was not immediately made available.

Leawood is home to approximately 32,991 residents and is located 12 miles south of Kansas City, Kan.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.