ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — You will soon have to be 21 to buy tobacco products in Maryland.
Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill that raised the age from 18 to 21.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Shot In South Baltimore Thursday Afternoon, Police Say
The use of tobacco products has recently skyrocketed among teenagers- including vaping and e-cigarettes.READ MORE: LifeBridge Health Administers Its First J&J COVID Vaccines Thursday
The bill goes into effect this October and will apply to all types of tobacco products.MORE NEWS: Accused Serial Arsonist, Former Laurel Police Chief David M. Crawford Held Without Bond, Allegedly Had 'Target List'
It currently exempts members of the military.