Add Kansas to a growing hotbed where cities are increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21, as the Kansas City, Kan. suburb of Olathe passed an increase at its city council meeting on Tuesday.
The increase was approved by a 6-1 vote and will go into effect this Saturday, Feb. 6. Olathe joins the Kansas City metro in the age increase, as both Kansas City, Kan. and Kansas City, Mo. approved an increase in Nov. 2015.
Olathe has a population of nearly 132,000 people and is located 22 miles southwest of Kansas City.