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New York will raise its smoking age from 18 to 21 under legislation recently signed into law. The change, which takes effect after 120 days, will apply to the sales of traditional tobacco products as well as electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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