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posted by Fnord666 on Friday August 11, @08:17PM   Printer-friendly
from the puffery-piece dept.

Oregon has joined California, Hawaii, Maine, and New Jersey in raising the minimum age limit for purchasing tobacco and related products to 21:

Oregon is raising the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes in the state to 21, bringing its regulations into line with sales of marijuana products.

The new law, signed by Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday and taking effect on Jan. 1, bans under-21s from buying tobacco products and vaping devices, and makes vendors liable for fines for under-age sales.

The current age limit in the state is 18.

Previously: California's Legal Smoking Age Set to Rise to 21


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 11, @09:24PM (9 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 11, @09:24PM (#552593)

    The sky is falling the sky is falling!

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 11, @09:56PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 11, @09:56PM (#552606)

    No, I think Sulla may just be too old to cope with the 21st century.

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Sulla on Friday August 11, @10:14PM (1 child)

      by Sulla (5173) Subscriber Badge on Friday August 11, @10:14PM (#552617) Journal

      The city that I live in banned smoking in indoors/bars/outside bars/parks/etc a decade or so ago, and is now considering allowing pot smoking in bars/some other locations to be a choice left up to the business. Seems weird to me that pot is getting more and more legal in a time when tobacco is getting more and more illegal, I think we are not far off pot being more legal than tobacco in some places.

      27 year old cigar smoker

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  • (Score: 1) by kurenai.tsubasa on Friday August 11, @10:06PM (5 children)

    by kurenai.tsubasa (5227) on Friday August 11, @10:06PM (#552613) Journal

    Well, I am a nicotine user. I heard that the FDA decided that cigarettes are all going to be lite from some point forward.

    Maybe I'll become a regular pipe smoker again or go back to rolling my own cigarettes. I know I really need to just quit. I've got a vaporizer I use at home, and I've tried gradually decreasing the nicotine level in my vape over time, but I just can't get away from it. Tried patches. Tried cold turkey. Can't do it. The state I live in sucks, my job sucks, this sucks, that sucks, … I just need my nicotine.

    What I want to know is how, with proposals such as these, do they intend to help people who are hopelessly addicted, such as myself, overcome their nicotine addiction without creating a huge black market. I'm guessing the answer, like with the alcohol prohibition experiment, is: we're the government and fuck you.

    • (Score: 2) by jelizondo on Friday August 11, @10:48PM (2 children)

      by jelizondo (653) on Friday August 11, @10:48PM (#552626)

      Just move closer to the south border, you can still buy a lot of good stuff in Mexico.

      Come to think of it, there might be a market for the drug lords to include full-strength tobacco in their wares, so maybe you could buy Mexican or Cuban cigars and cigarettes from the same dealer. :-)

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 12, @02:00AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 12, @02:00AM (#552692)

        Awww how adorable, you through in a nice smiley in there to gloss over the horrendous things cartels do to keep shitheads like you supplied with your contraband. Enjoy the warm-place asshole ;-)

      • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Saturday August 12, @03:18AM

        by fustakrakich (6150) on Saturday August 12, @03:18AM (#552713) Journal

        you can still buy a lot of good stuff in Mexico.

        Hey man, got some primo R-12 [eenews.net].

    • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Saturday August 12, @03:44PM

      by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Saturday August 12, @03:44PM (#552871) Homepage Journal

      The generic Nicorette Minis I get at Walgreens work well. You get your nicotine without the cancer causing substances in tobacco.

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    • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Sunday August 13, @04:40AM

      by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Sunday August 13, @04:40AM (#553118)

      One of my co-workers at my third job (yes, I have three...) said she was able to quit smoking when her doctor got her on Bupropion (Wellbutrin) Ye Pfft! of All Knowledge describes it as an "atypical antidepressant" and more germanely as a norepinephrine/dopamine reuptake inhibitor and an antagonist of nicotinic receptors, which may explain its use as a smoking-cessation treatment.

      Have you asked a doctor about this?