Age Restrictions

Oklahoma Bill Would Reintroduce Fines for Underage Tobacco Buyers

Less than a year ago, Oklahoma’s legislature passed a bill that removed the fines for those caught violating the state’s Tobacco 21 bill. Earlier this week, the Oklahoma House approved a bill that would reinstate fines.

Hawaii Bill Would Ban Anyone Born After 2002 From Ever Using Tobacco & Vaping Products

Hawaii was the first state to increase its minimum purchasing age to purchase tobacco to 21, now a bill seeks to ban anyone born after 2002 from ever using tobacco products.

Nevada Bill Aims to Outlaw Cigarettes by 2030

It doesn’t seem like this bill does anything to change how cigars, even flavored cigars, are sold or consumed in Nevada.

Alaska Tobacco 21 Bill Would Restrict Internet Tobacco Sales, Increase Vaping Taxes

Last year, Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed a very similar bill, but Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, has a new bill with different language.

Kansas House Once Again Passes Tobacco 21 Bill

This bill would bring Kansas’ state law in line with existing federal requirements, making it easier for local law enforcement to enforce the federal Tobacco 21 standard that was approved in late 2019.

California Legislator Introduces Bill Banning Tobacco Sales to Anyone Born After Jan. 1, 2007

The bill, similar to one in New Zealand, would prevent future generations from purchasing tobacco products in the state.

Hong Kong Considering Banning Tobacco to Anyone Born After 2008

New Zealand passed a similar approach last year. Hong Kong is expected to unveil a formal proposal in early 2023.

Brookline, Mass.’s Tobacco Sales Ban Survives Court Challenge

The ruling could clear the way for other municipalities to ban entire generations from ever purchasing tobacco products.

Alaska’s Governor Vetoes Bill Containing Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

The state won’t be aligning its laws with the federal minimum purchasing age due to a tax increase contained in the bill.

Michigan’s Governor Signs Bill Raising Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21-Years-Old

You now have to be at least 21-years-old to purchase any tobacco products in Michigan.