Streator plans to update youth smoking ordinance

Streator plans to update youth smoking ordinance

Streator High School is asking Streator City Hall to update the ordinance against young people smoking. City Attorney Sheryl Churney plans to have an update reflecting changes in state law ready for the City Council to vote on next month.

And the ordinance will cover ages 18, 19, and 20. State law will prohibit smoking and possession of smoking related products by people under age 21 starting July 1. If the city ordinance is updates, young offenders can be taken to city court instead of the county courthouse.