2013 News


11/21/2013 – County raises tobacco sale age to 21 – Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Hawaii County will join a small handful of local governments nationwide — and become the only county in the state — raising the tobacco sale age to 21, under a measure unanimously passed by the Hawaii…


NYC raises smoking age to 21, sets cigarette pack minimum price at $10.50

NEW YORK Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed landmark legislation Tuesday banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21, making New York the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults…


Canton, Mass., Raises Tobacco, E-Cig Purchase Age to 21 – CSPnet

In a high-profile case, the Board of Health in Canton, Mass., voted Monday to raise the age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 from 18, and banned “nonmedical nicotine-delivery products”, reported The Boston Globe…


Old Enough to Vote, Old Enough to Smoke?

New York officials proposed Monday to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21. In 47 states, the age of majority— the age at which aperson has the legal rights and responsibilities of an adult—is 18. Why is 18 considered the age of adulthood?…