CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County commissioners voted Thursday to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in unincorporated areas from 18 to 21.
Retailers would be required to ask customers to show ID to buy tobacco products if they appear to be under the age of 27.READ MORE: Police Shoot, Kill Man They Say Was Wielding Knife In Englewood
The new age requirement would go into effect June 1.READ MORE: Fields Takes Over For Injured Dalton, Bears Beat Bengals In Home Opener
The vote by the Cook County Board of Commissioners comes nearly three years after the city of Chicago raised the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21. Evanston, Aurora, Naperville, and several other municipalities also require someone to be 21 to buy tobacco products.MORE NEWS: 2 Men Shot, Killed In West Pullman
Park Ridge is raising the minimum age to 21 starting in February.