- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Young adults in Adams County may have to curb their tobacco habits.

The Adams County Board of Supervisors says the county will hold a public hearing soon to discuss a proposed ordinance that would raise the smoking age to 21.

Currently all Mississippi counties allow the sale of tobacco to 18yearolds, but board president Mike Lazarus says he wants Adam County to be the first in the state to make it illegal to sell tobacco to anyone under 21.

The Natchez Democrat (https://bit.ly/20uYd7P ) reports Lazarus says he hopes to prevent teenager from picking up the tobacco habit.

The date and time of the public hearing has not yet been decided, but county attorney Scott Slover said it would be advertised in advance.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, https://www.natchezdemocrat.com/

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