March 30, 2023
Public Health/Prevention | Tea Leaves
  • Kansas is set to become the latest state to raise the age for buying tobacco to 21. The state Senate passed a bill to raise the required age by a 28-11 vote after the state’s House approved it earlier this month. The bill will now be sent to Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s desk for approval. Congress raised the Minimum Legal Sales Age on all tobacco products from 19 to 21 when it passed the Tobacco 21 law in December 2019. In order for states to receive federal funding for substance abuse prevention programs, they need it to increase their own legal age for purchasing tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, and e-cigarettes, to 21. (Article here)