A Growing Number Of States Raise The Smoking Age To 21

At least 450 localities enacted age restrictions on tobacco and vaping products

Washington and Illinois became the latest states to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21. In Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee signeda law Friday. It will apply to tobacco products, e-cigarettes and other vaping products and is set to go into effect January 2020. In Illinois, Gov. JB Pritzker signed the Tobacco 21 Bill saying the legislation will improve health and “save lives.”

The two states passed the age restrictions just days after the Maryland General Assembly approved a bill to raise the age to buy tobacco products to 21. Hawaii, California, New Jersey, Oregon, Maine, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Virginia and Utah have passed similar laws in recent years.

At least 450 localities have enacted age restrictions on tobacco and vaping products, including New York City, Washington, D.C., San Antonio, Cleveland, Kansas City and Chicago, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids reported.

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