Yesterday, Maine’s Senate voted in favor of raising the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. The proposal now moves to the House, where if approved, Maine could become the third state to raises its tobacco purchasing age to 21.
L.D. 1170 passed 31-4, a margin that is veto-proof, though the House still needs to approve the measure.
The bill was amended to allow anyone who is at least 18 as of July 2018 to buy tobacco products within the state.