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You now have to be 21 years old to buy tobacco products in this Florida county

Alachua County is now the first county in the state to raise the tobacco-buying age to 21 as the use of e-cigarettes among kids right now is becoming an epidemic.

I have a lot of friends who have high school aged kids and they all vape.  It’s kinda of insane how many kids “vape”.

The new ordinance will be enforced in all areas of the county, and applies to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, vaping products and liquid nicotine devices. Each municipality will have the opportunity to back out of the ordinance at any time.

The ordinance is aimed at stopping the sale of tobacco products.

Many members of the nonprofit Tobacco Free Alachua County attended the meeting, saying the region should be the leader in phasing out youth tobacco use.

The ordinance passed 5-0 and will take effect in nine months.

I’m sure it’s going to be a matter of time…but other counties will follow.

What are your thoughts on this?

Read more HERE