No tobacco products if you are under 21

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CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF) – Congress passed a law that makes it illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under 21.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture posted on Facebook that they were quote awaiting guidance from FDA on when and how federal enforcement of the law change will be implemented.

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Local gas stations are already taking steps to be compliant with the law.

One store owner who didn’t want to be on camera says that her business sees a lot of young adults under 21 come in to buy tobacco products.

She says, “I really hope for them to stop. But, thinking about the friends and circle I will also think that a few people who cannot quit will take the older ones help and I’m sure their friends will help. That’s sad but, we cannot control them.”

The shop owner says that she is asking all of her customers for identification just to be safe.

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Danielle Moss joined the WDEF 12 News team in April 2019 as a reporter, producer and fill-in Meteorologist. She began her journey at WDEF as a weather intern. You can find Danielle on the evening anchor desk every weekend. She also reports during the week and does weather as well. Danielle grew up in Atlanta, GA and graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Mass Communications degree. She is currently enrolled in Mississippi State's Broadcast and Operational Meteorology degree program and is expected to graduate in May of 2020. Prior to WDEF, Danielle worked as a sideline reporter on Friday Night Network. She is an avid traveler and is excited to start exploring Chattanooga. To connect with Danielle on social media you can find her on Twitter: @SunnyD_wx and you can like her Facebook page: Danielle Moss WDEF.