Ann Arbor Will Raise The Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco To 21
City officials say they don't care if it goes against state laws, the sale of tobacco to anyone under the age of 21 will soon be prohibited.
The Ann Arbor City Counsel voted 9-2 for approval of the new ordinance on August 4th, according to MLive. Some say this will make it harder for teens to get their hands on tobacco, and others feel as though they will just drive to neighboring cities to get what they want. Council Member Kirk Westphal said "The tobacco lobby has inflicted enough misery on this country and I'm happy to do anything we can to play a leadership role on this effort in Michigan."
This new ordinance is scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2017.