Vaping continues to pose health risks to youth

New federal regulations make it illegal for retailers to sell any tobacco product including e-cigarettes to people under 21.

Adrienne Duke, a family and child development studies specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said the new age limit reflects a national response to vaping.

“Federal law supersedes state law, meaning in Alabama, the legal age to purchase these product increases from 19 to 21,” Duke said. “People who sell to minors face fines and potential jail time.”

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