Texas governor signs law increasing the age to buy tobacco (Reports).

Starting this fall you will have to be 21-years-old to buy cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products.

Governor Abbott signed Senate Bill 21 into law on Friday, the new law will go into effect on September 1.

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There is an exception, those serving in the United States Military Forces or State Military Forces will still be able to purchase tobacco products with a valid military ID.

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If you were born on or before August 21, 2001, the prohibition on the purchase of those products does not apply.

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Texas now joins 15 other states that have raised the smoking age to 21, according to Texas 21 coalition.


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