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Tue May 14, 2019, 07:50 PM

Maryland Gov. Hogan signs bill banning young adults from buying tobacco, nicotine products

Gov. Larry Hogan signed a measure Monday to raise the age for buying tobacco and nicotine products from 18 to 21 — after Maryland’s legislature carved out an exemption for members of the military.

In signing the bill, the Republican governor broke with some members of his party, who had decried the measure as “nanny state” legislation.

Democrats argued the bill is aimed at protecting teens from the harmful health effects of smoking.

“There is no more important job than protecting the health and safety of Marylanders,” Hogan said of signing the legislation, along with several other health-related bills.

Read more: https://www.capitalgazette.com/news/government/bs-md-tobacco-bill-signing-20190513-story.html

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