Age Restrictions

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.

Oklahoma Drops Fines for Underage Tobacco Purchasers

Now, those caught violating the rule will have to go to a tobacco education class.

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.