Nevada has become the latest state to bring its laws into alignment with the federal minimum age of 21-years-old to purchase tobacco products, as today Gov. Steve Sisolak signed AB 59 into law.

The bill was approved by the Senate by a vote of 14-7, while it passed the Assembly in mid-April by a 34-8 vote.

The federal age to purchase tobacco products was increased to 21-years-old near the end of 2019, however it has generally been up to the states and local municipalities to enforce that minimum. To do that, many states have had to update their own purchasing ages to enable those tasked with enforcement to do so.

The increase will go into effect on July 1.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.