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New federal law changes purchasing age for tobacco

Local law enforcement officials await local regulations

WORLAND – President Donald Trump signed into law on Dec. 20, 2019, a new regulation restricting the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.

The new law does not explicitly state when it goes into effect. The new law also only addresses purchasing of tobacco but not possession or use of tobacco.

The new federal regulation, passed with the House spending bill, HR 1865 - Further Conso...