After months of discussion, the Liquor Commission passed a motion restricting tobacco in Naperville.
“This is the sale, possession, consumption or use and purchase all included. So I guess this would be considered the most aggressive or the most stern of what we’ve discussed up here,” said Mayor of Naperville, Steve Chirico.
Under the approved motion, individuals under 21-years-old would not be able to buy, have or use tobacco products within Naperville city limits. A decision that was made largely due to the negative health effects of smoking, and the desire to cut down on young tobacco users.
The motion did not make any exclusions for local businesses like hookah lounges or vape shops who had requested an exemption from the rule.
But the commission does not have the final word, as this ordinance will now go to the Naperville City Council, who must approve it before it becomes law.
Chicago, Evanston and Oak Park have all recently passed similar legislation.
Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.
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