Despite the Tobacco 21 ordinance, students still find ways to obtain tobacco products and local businesses continue to sell to them.
Rev. Clyde Ruffin took the First Ward with 327 votes.
The new law is unlikely to stop many from smoking, but sure to hurt local businesses.
After failing to receive enough signatures on a referendum petition, Columbia residents are working on an initiative petition.
Chadwick left office less than a month after her "Tobacco 21" initiative took effect.
The bill passed 6-1.
Nicotine users of any kind — including users of alternative nicotine products — will no longer be hired by MU Health Care after Jan. 1, 2015.
The bill’s proponents aim to aid public health, but opponents argue it would curtail individual rights.