A bill has been introduced in the Maryland legislature that would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.

H.B. 953 would also require all merchants to card anyone that looks under the age of 30 before selling them a tobacco product. The legislation includes all tobacco products as defined by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations, which includes e-cigarettes.

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