Tobacco 21 Law… Raised the Minimum Legal Sales Age of Tobacco to 21 Years
May 26, 2021
Approximately 1,300 people die every day in the U.S. from smoking-related diseases. Studies have shown that almost all adult smokers – 94% – started smoking before the age of 21. Youth and young adults are particularly vulnerable to tobacco addiction because their brains are still developing until age 25.
On December 20, 2019, the federal age to purchase all tobacco and nicotine products was raised to 21 years old. The increased age restrictions apply to all tobacco products sold in the...