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Age Restrictions

Nevada Legislators Introduce Bill to Increase Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

Four Nevada Assemblymen have thrown their state’s hat in the ring when it comes to raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarette...
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Connecticut Senate Passes Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

On Friday, the Connecticut Senate gave its approval to HB 7200, a bill seeking to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the...
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South Portland, Maine Overrides Exemption for Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Last July, the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Maine increased from 18 to 21-years-old, albeit with a provision for individuals who had already turned 18-years-old by the increase date that would allow them to continue to purchase tobacco products, subject to any local laws. On Tuesday, the South Portland City Council voted to […]
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Arizona State Representative Says Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Won’t Advance

A bill seeking to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Arizona to 21-years-old isn’t going to advance, according to one of its supporters. Rep. John Allen, R-Scottsdale, told Capitol Media Services that there aren’t the votes to advance the bill, S.B. 1147, that was seemingly more about restricting cities and counties from […]
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Louisiana House Defeats Tobacco Purchase Age Increase

Louisiana will not be joining the Tobacco 21 movement, at least not via legislation passed at the state level. On Thursday, the state’s House of Representatives defeated H.B. 38 on its third reading by a vote of 24-55, bringing an end to its legislative journey this session. The bill was introduced by Rep. Frank Hoffman, […]
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Wheeling, Ill. Raises Age to Purchase, Possess Tobacco to 21

While Illinois is raising the statewide minimum age to purchase tobacco products on July 1, the Chicago suburb of Wheeling is raising it immediately after the village’s Board of Trustees voted in favor of an ordinance at its meeting on Monday. In addition to raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, the […]
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Texas Legislature Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase, Will Send to Governor

Today, the Texas Senate approved a series of amendments to S.B. 21 that were made by the House of Representatives in recent weeks, meaning that the tobacco purchasing age bill has been approved by both chambers and will head to Gov. Greg Abbott, who has indicated that he supports the increase. The two main amendments […]
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McConnell, Kaine Introduce Bill to Increase Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21; No Military Exemption

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., have introduced a bill that would increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 on the federal level. Last month, McConnel, the Senate Majority Leader, announced that he would introduce a bill on the matter this month. Interestingly, McConnell’s bill is a clean bill, containing […]
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Vermont’s Governor Signs Bill Incerasing Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

Vermont’s governor, Phil Scott, has signed a bill that will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old as of Sept. 1, 2019. The bill, S. 86, also raises the minimum age to possess them, which carries a fine of $25. For retailers, selling tobacco to an underage person carries a fine of […]
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Connecticut House of Representatives Passes Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

On Thursday, the Connecticut House of Representatives gave its nearly overwhelming support to a bill that would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products...
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Texas House Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase, Senate to Consider Amendments

The Tobacco 21 movement could soon have a seemingly unlikely state on board: Texas. On Tuesday, the Texas House of Representatives approved the second reading...
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