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Age Restrictions

Cambridge, Minn. Rejects Tobacco Purchase Age Increase

Not every city is jumping on the Tobacco 21 bandwagon, as evidenced this week when the Cambridge City Council rejected an ordinance to make the...
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Flagstaff, Ariz. Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

While the state of Arizona won’t be considering a statewide increase in the minimum age to purchase tobacco products this year, the city of Flagstaff...
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Connecticut Governor Signs Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

On Tuesday, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed HB 7200 into law, a bill that will raise the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco products, e-cigarettes...
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Wilkin County, Minn. Increases Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

Effective Sept. 1, 2019, those purchasing tobacco in Wilkin County, Minn. will need to be 21. On Tuesday, commissioners of the western Minnesota county voted...
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Texas Governor Signs Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

The minimum age to purchase and possess tobacco products and e-cigarettes in Texas will soon be increasing to 21-years-old, as today Gov. Greg Abbott signed...
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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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