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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: 2) by e_armadillo on Friday August 11, @10:07PM (10 children)

    by e_armadillo (3695) on Friday August 11, @10:07PM (#552614)

    The BS that goes on in Oregon these days is really draining.
    Other than not being able to pump my own gasoline, I like things here in Oregon. I am not really sure what all this draining BS could be. Care to elaborate?

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  • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Friday August 11, @11:04PM (4 children)

    by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Friday August 11, @11:04PM (#552628) Homepage Journal

    Why can't you pump your own gas?

    And... Lucky you! There's days in the winter here in Canada (or there used to be before global warming) when it would be bitter, bitter cold and you'd be standing there freezing your a** off pumping gas.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 12, @12:09AM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 12, @12:09AM (#552650)

      In oregon you need a special license to pump gas or something. It's dumb.

      • (Score: 2) by tekk on Saturday August 12, @01:53AM (2 children)

        by tekk (5704) on Saturday August 12, @01:53AM (#552688)

        I'm not sure it's dumb. It kind of makes sense that you should be licensed in dispensing the carcinogenic explosive liquid.

        ...Then again, I spent a good chunk of my life in new jersey, the only other state where you aren't allowed to pump your own gas.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 14, @01:59PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 14, @01:59PM (#553657)
          So... do you have to pay some licensed person to come to your house to gas up your lawn mower, too?
          • (Score: 2) by e_armadillo on Tuesday August 15, @05:09PM

            by e_armadillo (3695) on Tuesday August 15, @05:09PM (#554330)

            I have an electric lawn mower, you insensitive clod!

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

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 12, @02:02AM (#552693)

    Also cannot pump my own gas in NJ. But I'm largely OK with it, and most likely would opt for full service if self-service was available. Then again I hope to have an electric car in the future, and if these stupid fucks make it that I cannot charge it at home because "MUH JEBS" I will kill someone.

  • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Saturday August 12, @03:49PM (3 children)

    by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Saturday August 12, @03:49PM (#552873) Homepage Journal

    Why would you want to pump your own gasoline?? I remember a time when self-service didn't exist. I miss it. Often some dweeb has gotten it on the pump handle and you can't get the stink to wash off. Back when I was young, an attendant would pump your gas, clean your windshield, air up your tires and check your oil. Now you have to do all that nasty shit yourself--and pay for the air you have to use in your tires yourself, to boot.

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    • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Saturday August 12, @05:11PM (2 children)

      by fustakrakich (6150) on Saturday August 12, @05:11PM (#552901) Journal

      Back when I was young, an attendant would pump your gas, clean your windshield, air up your tires and check your oil.

      And we got free gifts... Some of those things became real collectors items. Too bad I didn't keep any of them.

      Anyway if they're going to raise the drinking/smoking age, we should demand they raise the age for military conscription also, to 22, so we can eliminate the college deferment for all those rich kids.