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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 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.