Santa Clara County Raises Tobacco-Buying Age to 21
On Tuesday, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that raises the legal age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21, citing health concerns for young smokers. The ordinance will take effect Jan. 1, 2016, in unincorporated areas of the county and will affect about 25 retailers.
- "Santa Clara County Raises Legal Age To Buy Tobacco to 21" (AP/San Jose Mercury News, 6/10).
- "Santa Clara County Boosting Age To Buy Tobacco to 21" (Lyons, San Francisco Chronicle, 6/10).