Texas Gov. Greg Abbot signed on Friday a bill to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 in the state of Texas as of Sept. 1.
Joining 14 other sates across the nation, Texas’ bill does not affect military personnel, according to the Texas Tribune.
S.B. 21 encompasses cigarettes, e-cigarettes and tobacco products as a whole.
Military personnel under the age of 21 are required to show a valid military identification card from the U.S. military forces or state military forces at the time of purchase.
According to the bill, “the prohibitions on the purchase or attempt to purchase described above do not apply to a person who was born on or before August 31, 2001.”