Already 18? Lane officials say don’t worry about tobacco law

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lane County commissioners say a proposed ordinance that would boost the legal age for using tobacco products from 18 to 21 should include a clause to exempt people who have already turned 18.

The ban would bar only those who turn 18 after the ordinance takes effect.

The proposed increase in the legal age for tobacco is part of a growing campaign to pass similar local and state laws throughout the country.

The Register-Guard reports the ordinance might be approved as early as next month and it would then take effect in mid-April.

(Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com)

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