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posted by Fnord666 on Friday August 11 2017, @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 unauthorized on Saturday August 12 2017, @10:57AM (1 child)

    by unauthorized (3776) on Saturday August 12 2017, @10:57AM (#552824)

    Coming from a country which has universal healthcare, smokers here pay their medical costs because their drug of choice comes with a bonus premium tax. The price doubles as a good deterrent against teenage smoking as well.

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  • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Saturday August 12 2017, @03:39PM

    by mcgrew (701) <> on Saturday August 12 2017, @03:39PM (#552869) Homepage Journal

    Cigarettes are taxed to death down here in the health-care swamp, as well. The difference is, the tax here doesn't go to health care.

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