Georgia Raises Minimum Age to Purchase Cigarettes

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed Senate Bill 375, which raises the minimum age to purchase or possess cigarettes, tobacco products, or alternative nicotine products (such as vaping devices) from 18 to 21.  The bill was sponsored by State Senator Jeff Mullis of Chickamauga.
“Many young people across the state have adopted the use of alternative tobacco products, which can cause devastating, life-long effects,” Mullis said.  “By raising the minimum age, we are putting safeguards in place to protect our children from the harmful, addictive effects of nicotine.”
Mullis thanked the leadership at Ridgeland High School in Walker County, for helping to inspire the bill.