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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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.