Pa. may raise legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

Jan Murphy | Friday, March 15, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

In a quest to try to make the next generation tobacco-free, states are beginning to raise their minimum legal sales for all tobacco products – including vaping products – to 21.

Pennsylvania could soon be joining them.

The legal age now is 18. State Sen. Mario Scavello, R-Monroe County, is looking at proposing legislation that would make it illegal to sell all forms of tobacco products to anyone under 21.

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New Jersey raises legal smoking age to 21. Could Pennsylvania be next?

Kevin Zwick | Monday, July 24, 2017, Pittsburgh Tribune Review

The minimum age for buying tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in New Jersey is going up from 19 to 21 starting this fall, but don’t expect Pennsylvania to follow anytime soon.

New Jersey became the third state — behind Hawaii and California — to increase the buying age for tobacco products, according to Philly.com.

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