Starting in October, you’ll need to be 21 to buy tobacco and nicotine products in Maryland, under a bill that Gov. Larry Hogan plans to sign into law on Monday.
The law is intended to cut down on the access that teenagers have to cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco and nicotine products. It contains a key exception: People age 18 to 20 with a military identification can still buy tobacco and nicotine products.
The bill raising the age for tobacco purchases is among more than 180 bills that Hogan will sign into law on Monday, alongside Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. and House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne Jones.
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