Lawmakers in the US state of Texas are seeking to become the next state, after California and Hawaii, to raise the minimum smoking age to 21. Several state officials have been trying to convince lawmakers to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and finding ways to keep Texans, especially kids, from picking up the habit. “We can move this bill forward,” said Rep John Zerwas, a.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Friday signed a bill into law raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the state from 18 to 21, ABC News 13 KTRK reported. Texas joins more than a.
A new law that ups the smoking age from 18 to 21 was recently signed by President Trump. We talked to more than a dozen business owners and we heard two or three different interpretations of the law.
Raising the Tobacco Sales Age to 21: Surveying the Legal Landscape. Micah L. Berman, JD Author. In 2015, the Institute of Medicine published a report concluding that raising the minimum tobacco sales age to 21 nationwide would reduce smoking initiation by 25% among 15- to 17-year-olds and by 15% among 18- to 20-year-olds. This reduction in smoking initiation would lead to nearly 250,000.
Texas Considers Raising Smoking Age to 21. In Texas, one out of every five adults smokes; while more than half of U.S. smokers tried to quit last year, only one of every 20 actually did it.
Three additional states, Arkansas, Texas and Virginia, also raised the sales age to 21, but provisions in these state laws will make the age increase less effective. Why 21? Increasing the minimum age of sale for tobacco products to at least 21 years old will significantly reduce youth tobacco use and save thousands of lives.
Texas Governor Signs Law Raising The State's Legal Smoking Age To 21. E-cigarettes, which are the most common tobacco product among youth, are included in the underage ban. By Nina Golgowski. Texas has joined a growing number of states in banning the use and sale of tobacco products to those under the age of 21, with an exception to those in the military. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed Senate.
States that have already raised the minimum age. Raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products in the United States from 18 to 21 marks a major public health achievement for the White House.