Tobacco to be sold only to those 21 and older in Topeka starting today

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The new Topeka City ordinance restricting the sale of tobacco products to those 21 and older was put into effect Friday.

The ordinance, T-21 Ordinance No. 20099, prohibits the sale of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, tobacco products, and liquid nicotine to anyone under the age of 21.

It also prohibits purchasing these products for anyone under 21.

To view the ordinance, click here.

A sign was designed by the Kansas Department of Revenue that retailers can put up in their stores. That sign can be downloaded by clicking the file below.

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