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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: 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.

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  • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Saturday August 12, @03:42PM

    by mcgrew (701) <> on Saturday August 12, @03:42PM (#552870) Homepage Journal

    Considering how much less harmful pot is than any other drug, including aspirin, pot SHOULD be more legal than tobacco, except for those under 21 whose mental development suffers from it.

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