On Thursday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed S.B. 56 into law, a bill that raises the minimum age to purchase and possess tobacco and nicotine delivery products immediately.
The bill brings Kentucky into compliance with the recently enacted federal age increase, which was signed into law in December, while also making changes to definitions in the law regarding tobacco products and vapor products. It also gives law enforcement and other enforcement agencies to confiscate any tobacco or nicotine products found to be in the possession of a person under 21, while removing any penalties levied upon such a person.