According to foreign reports, the governor of Iowa recently signed a bill to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco and other tobacco products to 21.
It is reported that the Iowa Senate passed the bill in March, but due to covid-19, the Iowa house of Representatives postponed the bill to June.
"This Law aligns Iowa with federal Tobacco Act 21, which was signed into law in December 2019," Jerilyn oshel, director of the Department of tobacco use prevention and control, Iowa's Department of public health, said in a report.
There are no exemptions under Iowa or federal law, the statement said. Under the law, it is illegal to supply or sell covered tobacco products to people under the age of 21. It is also illegal for people under the age of 21 to try to buy or buy these products.