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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe raises purchase age for vaping; bans flavored products


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 1:44pm


Young adults will now have to be 21 to purchase vaping products.

AKWESASNE, Mohawk Nation-The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council signed Tribal Council Resolution 2019-58 in early December in response to public health concerns associated with vaping and e-cigarette products and their appeal to youth and young adults.

Customers must now be 21 years old to purchase all products associated with vape, e-cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), or similar devices. The resolution also prohibits the retail sale and distribution of all flavored vaping products. Both become effective January 1, 2020.

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