New vaping bill raises legal age to purchase

The New Mexico Tobacco Regulation Act (Senate Bill 131) was signed into law on Wed. March 4. 
The new law requires manufacturers, distributors and sellers of tobacco products — including e-cigarettes — to be licensed in New Mexico and to be subject to criminal penalties if they manufacture, distribute or sell tobacco products in the state without a license. 
It also raised the legal age for purchases of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21, aligning New Mexico law with recently passed federal law. 

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