Olathe tightens rules on tobacco sales

Olathe has become the first city in Johnson County to raise the purchase age of tobacco products from 18 to 21.

Olathe follows in the footsteps of Kansas City, the United Government of Wyandotte County and Independence as part of Tobacco 21|KC, a campaign launched last fall to get every municipality in the metro area to raise its legal age for buying tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21, the same as it is for alcohol.

At the Olathe City Council meeting Tuesday evening, the council voted 6-1 to change the city’s ordinance, which will go into effect today.

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