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New age-limit law for tobacco and vaping starting soon


October 30, 2019

The Washington State Department of Health is reminding the public that Engrossed House Bill 1074 goes into effect on January 1, 2020, when it will become illegal to sell tobacco and vapor products to anyone under 21. This reminder comes amid a state investigation into lung illness related to vaping—which has identified 12 cases to date—and a recent State Board of Health emergency rule banning the sale of flavored vapor products.

“Tobacco and Vapor 21 will help protect the health of our young people,” said Secretary of Health John Wiesman. “Teenagers are vaping and using nicotine at truly alarming rates. No one solution can reverse this trend, but this law is an important step th...

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