On Tuesday, the Louisville City Council voted unanimously in favor of raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, an increase that will go into effect on Jan. 1.

Colorado has recently seen a number of cities and counties join the Tobacco 21 movement, with more currently discussing the proposal and setting up votes in the coming weeks and months. The push has been sparked by reports that Colorado teens have a higher vaping rate than the national average.

Louisville is home to approximately 21,100 residents and is located 10 miles southeast of Boulder and 23 miles northwest of Denver.

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 MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.