Ever since Hawaii became the first state to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21; numerous states have looked to follow suit. Thankfully all have failed, but Illinois State Senate John Mulroe, D-Chicago hasn’t let that stop him. The senator introduced SB3011 which puts the state in the running to become the second state.
If the measure passes it would carry with it fines starting at $50 and 25 hours of community service for those who sell to those under 21 as well as those who possess under 21.
There are currently at least 5 states with active legislation looking to change the tobacco age.