Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:27

Legal Smoking Age Raised to 21 in Akron

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The legal age to buy tobacco products in Akron is now 21.

City Council passed a resolution raising the age limit from 18 to 21 last night. The new law also applies to e-cigarettes, vaping oils, and smoking paraphernalia.

The goal of the new legislation is to discourage teen smoking, and to help reduce the city's high rate of infant mortality.

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