Age Restrictions

Alaska Legislature Passes Tobacco 21 Bill, Sends to Governor

Alaska is close to bringing its tobacco purchasing age laws into alignment with the federal minimum age.

Alaska Senate Passes Tobacco 21 Bill, Sends to House

The Alaska Senate has passed a bill making the minimum age to purchase or possess tobacco products to 21-years-old. It now heads to the House for debate and passage before the session ends in just a few weeks.

Kansas House Approves Tobacco 21 Bill, Sent to Senate

The Kansas House has passed a bill that would update the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, the federal standard.

Denmark Considering Banning Tobacco Sales to Anyone Born After 2010; U.K. Considers Tobacco 25

Denmark’s minister of health says the country might ban tobacco sales to anyone born after 2010. Similarly, the head of a review of the U.K.’s tobacco policy says he could recommend increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 25-years-old.

Mitch McConnell, Tim Kaine Send Letter to FDA Regarding Inaction on Tobacco 21

Nearly 20 months after Trump made it illegal for those under the age of 21 to purchase tobacco products, two U.S. senators are wondering why FDA still hasn’t finalized plans to enforce the law.

Massachusetts Town Sued Over Banning Tobacco Sales to Anyone Born After Jan. 1, 2000

Last year, residents of Brookline, Mass. approved a change to its town law that banned the sale of tobacco to anyone born after Jan. 1,…

Louisiana Governor Signs Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Bill Into Law

On Wednesday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed HB 473 into law, a bill that will raise the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco products…

Nevada’s Governor Signs Bill Increasing Tobacco Purchasing Age

Nevada has become the latest state to bring its laws into alignment with the federal minimum age of 21-years-old to purchase tobacco products, as today…

Nevada Senate Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Earlier this week, the Nevada Senate gave its approval to AB 59, a bill that if signed into law by the governor will bring the…

Rhode Island Senate Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Earlier this week, the Rhode Island Senate approved SB 263, a bill that will raise the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18-years-old…

Florida’s Governor Signs Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Bill

After vetoing a somewhat similar bill last year, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that will raise the state’s minimum age to purchase…