Texas is becoming the 15th state in the nation to prohibit the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products to anyone younger than 21 years of age.
Over the weekend Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill making 21 the legal age that a person can buy tobacco products in the Lone Star State.
It comes at a time when there is a push nationally to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21.
The Texas law will go into effect on Sept. 1 and will have an exception for members of the military.
The law states a violation amounts to a class C misdemeanor and a fine of up to $500.