Kansas Senate Passes Bill Raising Minimum Age To Buy Tobacco Products To 21, Heads To Gov.

The bill aims to bring Kansas into compliance with federal law

A bill raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 years old in Kansas, is headed to the governor’s desk.

The Kansas Senate passed House Bill 2269, 28-11 on Tuesday. The bill passed the House 68-53 earlier this month.

The bill aims to bring Kansas into compliance with federal law, making it illegal for a retailer to sell tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and cigarettes, to anyone under 21-years-old. Currently, the minimum age to purchase these products in Kansas is 18-years-old.

During debates in the House, Representative Tom Kessler, a Republican from Wichita who carried the bill, said the state could lose funding from the federal government if the legislation is not enacted.

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