Starting June 9th, people age 18, 19, and 20, will no longer be able to purchase tobacco products in California. Currently, you have to be at least 18 years old to buy cigarettes, but this is a move towards lowering teen smoking, an act which we are all aware has serious health risks. The Institute of Medicine conducted a study that resulted in 90% of daily smokers admitting to have begun smoking before they were 18.
California is the second state, behind Hawaii, to raise the legal smoking age and we will not be surprised if other states follow.
Anyone who is caught selling tobacco products to individuals under the age of 21, after the law change, can be charged with a misdemeanor. They will have fines, can face jail time, and may lose their license to sell the product.
If in the future, you need bail bond help because someone you know has been arrested for violating the new tobacco laws in California, our Visalia Bail Bond Store team can help you out. Please contact us immediately online or on the phone at 559-264-0603. We are open around the clock. Call us today and speak with one of our bail agents and ask them about our zero down bail bonds, see if you qualify. Consultation is FREE, so you have nothing to lose.