The adults celebrated the new law on tobacco and vaping. The kids were less impressed.
As Connecticut wrestles with a rise in the number of mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping, the state is preparing to increase the legal age to purchase tobacco products.
Starting in October, Connecticut residents must be 21 to purchase tobacco or vaping products.
The Senate voted Friday to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. The bill now heads to Gov. Ned Lamont, who has pledged to sign the measure.
The bill raises the age from 18 to 21 for anyone purchasing cigarettes, tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems.