👆New Federal Law Raises Tobacco Age To 21 In Montana

well federal authorities say it is now
illegal for any retailer to sell tobacco
products to someone under the age of 21
empty and Jonathan and Berrien talked to
Montana retailers and regulators and
reports there is still a lot of
uncertainty about the change last week
President Donald Trump signed a package
of major spending bills one provision in
that legislation raised the minimum age
to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21
that applies to everything from
cigarettes and cigars to vaping products
it wasn't immediately clear when the
change would take effect but the Food
and Drug Administration's website now
has a notice saying it's illegal for
retailers to sell tobacco to anyone
under 21 in this state the Montana
Department of Public Health and Human
Services is responsible for much of the
enforcement around tobacco sales a
Department spokesperson says leaders
will be meeting next week internally to
start working on an implementation plan
and that the release more detailed
information once they have it
MTN spoke to several retailers in the
Helena area none of them wanted to speak
on the record but several business
owners said the FDA's announcement came
as a surprise and they didn't feel they
were given clear direction about how to
proceed what is clear is that there will
be more questions in the coming weeks as
the change moves forward in Helena
Jonathan amberyan MTN news
and this FDA announcement comes just
weeks after Montana regulators begin
implementing a ban prohibiting retailers
from selling flavor to vaping products