Government Relations Director Mike Rollo quoted in Union Leader article
New Hampshire trying to comply with federal minimum age for tobacco and vape sales
State lawmakers are trying to clear up any confusion over the minimum age to buy tobacco products in New Hampshire.
At the start of the new year, the minimum age to buy cigarettes or vaping products changed to 19, according to state law. However, a change to federal law just before the holidays raised the minimum age to 21. Whether state agencies must enforce – or even can enforce – the federal law is still unsettled.
On Wednesday, the state Senate voted 16-8 in favor of increasing the age for sales and possession of nicotine-based products to 21 to bring New Hampshire in line with the federal threshold.