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Ban set for selling tobacco, vaping items to those under 21

 

December 12, 2019



Whitman County Public Health Department reminds the public that Engrossed House Bill 1074 goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020, when it will become illegal to sell tobacco and vapor products to anyone under 21.

In 2018, one in five Washington 10th graders and one in three 12th graders reported using vapor products (Healthy Youth Survey). Similar rates were reported in Whitman County.

Nearly all people who smoke begin doing so before age 21 when their brains are particularly vulnerable to the effects of nicotine―and most young people get tobacco and nicotine products from peers in their social ne...



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