UPDATED: Kansas stymied enforcing new federal tobacco law

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(Updated to clarify that local governments could enforce  21-age ordinances)

A federal law setting 21 as the new age for legally purchasing tobacco products may not necessarily be the answer to addressing the vaping epidemic in Kansas.

Kansas can't enforce the federal law because the state sets the age for buying tobacco products at 18, officials said.

Enforcement would be limited to the handful of cities and counties across Kansas with laws establishing 21 as the age for tobacco . . .

SSJ

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