New Year, New Laws

On Dec. 21 President Trump signed a bill mandating the federal smoking age to be raised to 21 years of age in the U.S.

Beginning in the summer of 2020, it will be a violation of federal law to sell tobacco to anyone under the age of 21. Since the 1990s, federal law mandated the legal age to purchase tobacco be at least 18.

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