St. Louis aldermen advance plan to raise tobacco sales age to 21

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Another step forward Friday morning in the push to raise the age limit on tobacco sales in St. Louis city. The St. Louis Board of Aldermen advanced two bills, one for cigarettes and another for e-cigarettes.

Both could get final approval one week from today.

Ward II Alderwoman Dionne Flowers introduced the bills to raise the age limit to 21. Mayor Francis Slay has indicated he'll sign the city measure if it's passed.

St. Louis County passed a similar measure in September. It goes into effect on December 2, 2016.