Legislators in Mississippi will be considering an increase to the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old.
H.B. 507 is sponsored by Rep. Bryant W. Clark, D-Pickens, and would make changes to existing state law regarding the sales age to purchase tobacco and tobacco alternative such as electronic cigarettes and vaping products. It also would increase the minimum age for possession of such products to 21-years-old, as well as requiring updated signage in stores.
The bill has referred to the House Drug Policy Committee where it is awaiting a hearing.