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San Antonio's 'Tobacco 21' Rule Takes Effect October 1. What Do You Need To Know?

Apr 4, 2018

The City of San Antonio passed a new ordinance that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to persons under the age of 21 earlier this year.


The policy, which also includes e-cigarettes, takes effect on October 1. 

The change is part of a larger movement called Tobacco 21, which advocates raising the minimum age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 years of age.

What should community members and San Antonio-area tobacco retailers know about the new rule? 

How will it be implemented and how do officials plan to measure success?

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District will host two stakeholder meetings on April 11 to gather public input about the Tobacco 21 ordinance.

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