HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Pennsylvania has become the 19th state to raise the minimum age for tobacco purchase from 18-years-old to 21-years-old.

Governor Tom Wolf officially signed a bill into law that will take effect July 1, 2020, that prohibits anyone under the age of 21-years-old to purchase tobacco or nicotine products.

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“Numerous studies have shown tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes, are particularly harmful and addictive to youths and young adults,” said Gov. Wolf. “Raising the age to 21 in combination with barring e-cigarettes at our schools will help us prevent young Pennsylvanians from engaging in this dangerous behavior.”

The bill also expands the definition of “tobacco products” to include e-cigarettes and vaping products.

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It also prohibits e-cigarettes and vaping products on school grounds.

Pennsylvania joins 18 other states in raising the minimum age to 21.

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Other states include Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Washington D.C.