While Massachusetts has been garnering most of the attention for having a rash of cities increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21, a trio of cities in Ohio are the latest to propose a similar increase.

Upper Arlington, New Albany and Bexley all have proposals that will be considered by their respective governments, with the Upper Arlington City Council scheduled to discuss the idea at a meeting tonight.

Upper Arlington has a population just under 35,000 people and is located six miles northwest of Columbus. New Albany  has a population of just under 9,000 people and is located 15 miles northeast of Columbus, and Bexley has a population of nearly 13,500 people and is located just over three miles east of Columbus.


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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.