With the stroke of a pen, Georgia is now one of 30 states that regulate the sale of vaping products. Senate Bill 375, which was introduced by State Senator Jeff Mullis (R- Chickamauga) and carried by Rep. Boone Rich (R-Suwanee) in the House during the 2020 legislative session, seeks to address vaping and e-cigarette use among youth in Georgia. It was signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp late last week.

The new law raises the minimum age to 21 for the sale and distribution of tobacco, tobacco related products, alternative nicotine devices and vaping devices. It also establishes a misdemeanor charge for those using or possessing vaping products in a school safety zone and allows for permanent confiscation of products by school officials. 

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