Beginning September 1, you will need to be 21 to buy cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products.
On Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 21 making 21 the legal age that a person can buy tobacco products in the Lone Star state joining Arkansas, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.
An exception applies to those serving in the United States Military Forces or State Military Forces. who will still be able to purchase tobacco products with a valid military ID.
According to the bill, the prohibition on the purchase or attempt to purchase also does not apply to a person who was born on or before Aug. 21, 2001.