tobacco purchasing age

Hong Kong Considering Banning Tobacco to Anyone Born After 2008

New Zealand passed a similar approach last year. Hong Kong is expected to unveil a formal proposal in early 2023.

Brookline, Mass.’s Tobacco Sales Ban Survives Court Challenge

The ruling could clear the way for other municipalities to ban entire generations from ever purchasing tobacco products.

Alaska’s Governor Vetoes Bill Containing Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

The state won’t be aligning its laws with the federal minimum purchasing age due to a tax increase contained in the bill.

Michigan’s Governor Signs Bill Raising Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21-Years-Old

You now have to be at least 21-years-old to purchase any tobacco products in Michigan.

Oklahoma Drops Fines for Underage Tobacco Purchasers

Now, those caught violating the rule will have to go to a tobacco education class.

Alaska Legislature Passes Tobacco 21 Bill, Sends to Governor

Alaska is close to bringing its tobacco purchasing age laws into alignment with the federal minimum age.

Alaska Senate Passes Tobacco 21 Bill, Sends to House

The Alaska Senate has passed a bill making the minimum age to purchase or possess tobacco products to 21-years-old. It now heads to the House for debate and passage before the session ends in just a few weeks.

Kansas House Approves Tobacco 21 Bill, Sent to Senate

The Kansas House has passed a bill that would update the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, the federal standard.

Massachusetts Town Sued Over Banning Tobacco Sales to Anyone Born After Jan. 1, 2000

Last year, residents of Brookline, Mass. approved a change to its town law that banned the sale of tobacco to anyone born after Jan. 1,…

Louisiana Governor Signs Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Bill Into Law

On Wednesday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed HB 473 into law, a bill that will raise the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco products…

Nevada’s Governor Signs Bill Increasing Tobacco Purchasing Age

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…