POLL: Portland Just Raised the Smoking Age to 21. Do You Agree?
The City of Portland just raised the minimum age for tobacco and vaping purchases to 21.
Portland is the first municipality in Maine to increase the legal age for buying tobacco. The ordinance’s new minimum age requirement would also apply to purchasing electronic cigarettes.
It does not affect the minimum age to possess or use tobacco, which will remain at 18, as defined in Maine law.
What do you think? Was this a good move by the Portland City Council?