Community Meetings on Tobacco Ordinance to Be Held Next Month

The Pima County Health Department (PCHD) is hosting a second round of community stakeholder meetings to discuss proposed County ordinance changes regarding tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems. The two meetings will be held Tuesday, Sept. 3, 6-7 p.m., at the Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road, and Tuesday, Sept. 10, 4-5 p.m., at Tucson City Hall, 255 W. Alameda St.

Proposed changes would raise the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old, create a retail permit system for tobacco retailers in unincorporated Pima County, and amend language to the current smoking ordinance to include electronic nicotine delivery systems.

A feedback form is available online for those who cannot attend. Call (520) 724-7770 for more information.