The Magnolia State has seen a bill introduced that would raise the tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21 in Mississippi. House Bill No. 507 has been introduced by Rep. Bryant W. Clark (D-47) if passed would go into effect on July 1, 2019. The proposed bill has fines up to $1,000 for retailers and up to $50 or up to 72 hours community service for those under age caught with tobacco.
The bill which has been referred to House Drug Policy Committee can be viewed below.
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