Not Yet 21? Sorry, No Cigarettes for You

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To all liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, and markets, selling cigarettes to minors in California now means selling them to 20-year-olds. The new law in the state raises the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21, the same age a person has to be to have alcohol.

California is the second state in the U.S. to increase its minimum smoking age, a move intended to deter teens from smoking. Everyone is pretty well-educated on the health risks associated with smoking, and even inhaling second-hand smoke, but this move is certainly the biggest change.

Now more than ever, is it imperative for cashiers to request an ID when someone wishes to purchase cigarettes. Brushing off the ID request is not uncommon but it should not happen...