// Date April 30th, 2019
// Locations All of Colorado, Edgewater

On March 5, 2019, Edgewater City Council voted unanimously to raise the legal minimum sale age for tobacco products from 18 to 21. In passing this policy, the city is using a proven strategy to reduce youth access to tobacco products – including electronic cigarettes – by making them more difficult for youth to obtain. Retailers in violation of the ordinance will risk having their tobacco retailer license revoked. Beyond raising the age to purchase tobacco in Edgewater, the ordinance also expands existing laws by prohibiting smoking and vaping in public parks and recreation areas and within 20 feet of public transportation waiting areas. Edgewater is a leader in tobacco control in Colorado, focused on creating a healthy community and future for its residents.