Dover Could Raise The Smoking Age To 21 Tonight
The age for smoking may match the drinking age if there's a vote by the Dover City Council tonight.
According to Fosters.com, Dover's City Council is holding a public hearing and a possible vote tonight (Wednesday) on whether to raise the age to 21 years old to possess, use and purchase tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Statewide, the current at is 18, but as reported in Fosters, state law allows any county or municipality to adopt “local laws, ordinances and regulations that are more stringent” than the state law.
Three Dover Youth to Youth members are spearheading the campaign, who asked Mayor Karen Weston to sponsor the ordinance, which she did. The members plan to meeting in support tonight, according to the article. The members, also students of Dover High School have said vaping has become a major issue in the school.
For those interested, The City Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in room 306 of the McConnell Center.