The most recent Louisiana Smoking Law will go into effect on July 1, 2018, and will make it illegal to sell tobacco to anyone not 21 and older. You can read the full text here.
This new law will go into effect on July 1, 2017.
How do you know such a law exists? Because it’s been in existence for centuries.
First, a quick reminder that the law itself is not the new smoking law. That’s the new smoking law, which was passed in 2017 because of the need to pass the state’s existing smoking law. That law made it illegal to sell tobacco to anyone under 21, and to sell tobacco to anyone not 21 and over. The smoking law had been in effect since 2015, but was only meant to last until 2017.
The US can’t legally sell the tobacco of anyone over 21 because the state of Colorado has approved the law. However, it’s not clear what the state might have to do with legal sales of tobacco. The U.S. government doesn’t have any such law, but it’s a bit hard to get to know.
The law states that sales to someone under 18 are illegal, and that those who sell to someone 18 or older must provide a written statement to prove they are 21 or over. It also forbids sales to anyone younger than 18. The law has been in effect for some time, and was enforced as recently as 2017. Colorado, however, is a bit unclear about how it works.
I’ve heard the claim that the law is used to prevent underage sales in Colorado, but more likely, the sales themselves are illegal. I don’t know about any other state, but in Louisiana, it seems the state has no sales laws at all.
The law goes to the Supreme Court in 2005, but I don’t know if the Supreme Court has actually ruled on this. I think the Court has the authority to declare a new trial ordered for the plaintiff.
If you’re wondering why Louisiana is still working on this, it’s because the state’s Department of Agriculture is still working on a new law that would prohibit the sale of cigarettes to minors under 16 years old.
There is no new law in this country that would stop a new law that allows states to ban sales of cigarettes to minors.