Another city in the Kansas City, Mo. area has signed on to raise its tobacco purchase age, as on Tuesday the Parkville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the increase, which will go into effect on Nov. 1. The change also applies to alternative nicotine delivery products such as e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
Possession of tobacco products and alternative tobacco products by those between 18 and 21 years old remains legal.
More than 20 cities and counties in the Kansas City metropolitan have passed increases, led by both Kansas City, Mo. and Kansas City, Kan., which passed the increase in Nov. 2015. In 2017, Excelsior Springs and Jefferson City have joined the push on the Missouri side of the border, while Shawnee County and Garden City have joined on the Kansas side.
Parkville is located approximately 10 miles northwest of Kansas City, Mo., with a population of just over 6,500.