Rexburg, Idaho to Raise Tobacco Purchase Age to 21


On Wednesday night, the Rexburg City Council approved the third and final reading of an ordinance that will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and alternative nicotine products from 18 to 21-years-old.

The new law does not make possession or use of tobacco and tobacco alternatives illegal for persons between 18 and 21-years old.


The increase will go into effect on July 15.

While Idaho doesn’t have many cities or towns that have attempted to bring about such age increases, it is one of a number of states considering an increase at the statewide level. A bill is currently under consideration in the legislature, after a similar bill failed in the Senate last session.

Rexburg is home to just over 28,000 residents, and is home to Brigham Young University-Idaho. It is located in the southeastern corner of the state, approximately 275 miles east of Boise.

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