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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Soon it may be harder for those under 21 to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes. The St. Louis County council could pass a bill at tonight's meeting that raises the age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.

Opposition from the e-cigarette industry says vaping products should not be included with the tobacco. But a council member says the FDA ruled e-cigarettes can be regulated along with tobacco products.

If the bill is passed tonight, it would take effect at the end of the year.