While the laws concerning smoking and tobacco use vary with each state and even with each location, there are two main focuses shared by most smoking legislation. The first is enforcing eighteen as the legal age to buy cigarettes and tobacco. Many states and cities are imposing strict penalties and fines to anyone selling tobacco to minors. Smoking legislation's second focus is on the effects of second-hand smoke. As a result of this concern, anti-smoking ordinances are becoming more frequent. The federal government regulates smoking on airplanes and in government buildings, and in most of these cases smoking is completely prohibited. City buildings and private businesses vary in their smoking requirements, but more and more of them are limiting or even eliminating the amount of smoking allowed. Your city hall or local council on drug abuse can give you further information regarding smoking laws.
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