Olathe raises age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21

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OLATHE, Kan. — Olathe is the latest metro city to raise the age to buy tobacco products. City Council members approved an ordinance in a 6-1 vote on Tuesday night that raises the age for purchasers from 18 to 21.

It’s the first city in Johnson County to make the change, and joins Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City, Kan., and Independence, Mo., which previously made similar decisions.

The ordinance also applies to liquid nicotine products.

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