Governor Mike DeWine has spoken during a press conference with health officials about increasing the age to purchase tobacco to 21. This would include the popular choice of vaping products as well.

According to, “E-cigarette marketers are convincing some people that their product is a safer alternative than smoking, and that’s simply not the case,” said Gov. DeWine. “With sleek, fun packaging and flavors like ‘candy crush’ and ‘watermelon wave,’ these products are clearly being marketed to kids. We should work to ensure kids don’t start using e-cigarettes in the first place. It is our duty to warn parents of the risks of e-cigarettes and help families realize the long-term consequences of vaping may be no safer than smoking.”

Surrounding areas such as Akron have adapted to the age change, we shall wait to see who else will follow.

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