Boise Repeals Tobacco Ordinances At Tuesday’s Council Meeting. Why?

“The simpler and more cost-effective course of action is to repeal”

Soon, residents may not see signs posted about underage smoking outside tobacco shops. And businesses that primarily sell tobacco will be allowed to stay open between 2 and 6 a.m.

The city of Boise has gotten rid of ordinances restricting tobacco use following the passage of a bill by the Idaho Legislature this year that prohibits cities from having stricter rules than the state does.

The new state law, which passed the Legislature in March, says that “no local unit of government may adopt or enforce requirements” for tobacco and electronic smoking that are “more restrictive” than what state law requires. The law went into effect July 1.

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