The legal age to buy tobacco and nicotine products in Maryland will be raised from 18 to 21, and the state will add vaping devices to the list of tobacco products, under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Larry Hogan (R).
The law was passed in response to an uptick in teen vaping, which federal officials have declared an “epidemic.” The law will take effect in October.
“There is no more important job than protecting the health and safety of Marylanders,” Hogan said in a statement.
Read more at The Hill.