IPCPR Legislative | Illinois: State Hikes Legal Age for Tobacco

Illinois: State Hikes Legal Age for Tobacco

08 Apr Illinois: State Hikes Legal Age for Tobacco

Governor Pritzker signed House Bill 345, increasing the State’s legal tobacco age beginning July 1, 2019. The legislation makes the following changes:

  • Prohibits the sale or furnishing of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, or alternative nicotine products to a person under 21 years of age.
  • Prohibits the purchase of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, or alternative nicotine products by a person under 21 years of age.

The measure passed the Senate and House by vote margins of 39-16 and 82-31, respectfully. Click here to read the full bill text.



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