This week, Indiana became the latest state to officially rage its minimum age to purchase tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vaping products to 21-years-old, as Gov. Eric Holcomb signed SB 1 into law.
The bill increased the age to both purchase and possess tobacco products, but it removed fines levied on persons under 21-years-old who are caught in possession of tobacco, e-cigarettes or similar products.
It also increased the fines on retailers who are found to have sold such products to persons under 21-years-old, and raises the minimum age to 21-years-old for a person to apply for a tobacco retailer’s license, as well as disqualifying an individual from getting a license if they were involved with another license being revoked within the past year, as well as places new requirements on where new tobacco retailers can be located.
The changes will go into effect on July 1.