St. Louis lawmakers have taken a step toward banning the sale of tobacco and nicotine vapor products to anyone under the age of 21.
The city’s Board of Aldermen advanced two bills on Thursday — one for tobacco, one for electronic cigarettes and vapor products — that could be passed by the board as early as next Friday.
Because Mayor Francis Slay supports the age 21 restriction, it could become law the same day.
Dionne Flowers, 2nd Ward Alderwoman and sponsor of both bills, said she was confident that would be the case.
If so, St. Louis would join St. Louis County, Kansas City, Chicago and roughly 200 other cities across the country that have passed Tobacco 21, or T21 legislation.
Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch