CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WPRI) — The Central Falls City Council approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco in the city to 21.
They are the first in Rhode Island to do so.
According to a Facebook post by City Councilor Carlene Fonseca, the proposal was approved by a 5-2 vote on Monday night.
She added, “Hopefully the rest of the state follows in our footsteps!”
A bill that would raise the age to 21 in all of Rhode Island is expected to be introduced this session.