WASECA-- The city of Waseca is taking up the idea of joining other cities in the tobacco 21 ordinance.

The Waseca City Council approved a motion to look further into the concept last night, following a presentation by the American Lung Association.

The ordinance would prohibit the sale of tobacco to those under 21 years old.

ALA said the proposal would not have an impact on the city's budget. They believe it would create a vibrant and dynamic community, an idea that aligns with the city's Vision 2030 goals.

A public hearing on the matter is set for Dec 18.

A number of other communities across the state already passed the tobacco 21 ordinance, including St. Peter and North Mankato.

-- KEYC News 12