Pennsylvania Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age, Military Exempt
Pennsylvanians under 21 will no longer be able to buy tobacco products starting July 1, 2020. Gov. Wolf signed the legislation Wednesday, raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21. However, there is an exception for military veterans and service members who are at least 18.
The age limit also applies to e-cigarettes and vaping products. The new law prohibits the possession of these items on school grounds.
Pennsylvania joins 18 other states in raising the minimum age to 21.