legal smoking age

The US Food and Drug Administration has threatened  Walmart, Kroeger, Family Dollar, and more than a half dozen convenience store chains with penalties and fines for illegally selling tobacco products to minors. Read more


The American Cancer Society is opposing Iowa’s proposed bill to raise the minimum age for buying and using tobacco products to 21. Read more


Governor Gary Herbert signed the HB324 bill in late March 2019, making Utah the eighth state to enforce a smoking age of 21. Read more


A new tobacco control bill has been passed, raising the minimum age for young people to buy cigarettes from 18 years to 20 years. Read more


Scotland is one of the latest countries to regulate e-cigarettes as restrictions on e-cigarettes including a ban on sales to under-18s came into effect on April 1. Read more


California recently became the second state in the US to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21. Read more


Anti-tobacco campaign group SmokeFree Tasmania has rejected the State Government’s proposal to raise the minimum legal smoking age from 18 to 21. Read more


From the Associate editor

Sustainability and Innovation

Two seemingly juxtaposed concepts, ensuring continuity of what already exits and introducing what doesn’t but should. Could the tobacco industry do both?

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