Currently in the Health & Human Services committee is bill S.B. 648 which would raise the minimum purchase of tobacco in the state of Texas from 18 to 19.
The bill was introduced by Juan Hinojosa-D, Joan Huffman-R and Carlos Uresti-D. If passed selling to those under 19 would result in a Class C misdemeanor with a fine of $500.00.
It would also prohibit those under 19 from entering a humidor in the state.
Texas is home to 27 million residents over 268,581 square miles and became a state in 1845.