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Rexburg, Idaho Repeals Tobacco 21 Ordinance

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With the state legislature not supporting a Tobacco 21 bill, the Rexburg City Council unanimously decided to roll back the ordinance it unanimously passed in February, calling it unfeasible to maintain given there is no state or county level support, according to a report by EastIdahoNews.com.

The city had set an effective date for the increase of July 15, so the minimum age to purchase tobacco had not yet gone up, as councilors wanted to give the state ample time to approve a widespread increase. Rexburg’s version did not make possession or use of tobacco and tobacco alternatives illegal for persons between 18 and 21-years old.

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The repeal still needs to officially happen by way of a new ordinance and proper legislative procedure.

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

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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.

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