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.
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.