ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Alachua County will become the first in the state to implement a tobacco ordinance, raising the minimum age for tobacco sales.
The ordinance was passed unanimously and will raise the age of tobacco sales to 21.
Vendors will have to apply for a one year license to sell tobacco products and they won't be able to sell within a thousand feet of a public school, WCJB reports.
If a license is revoked for violations, it cannot be re-issued.
Each city within the county has time to opt out of the ordinance, which will take effect in 9 months.