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Connecticut has become the latest state to raise the age to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21.

A bill signed into law by Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday – set to take effect in October – also bans the sale of electronic cigarettes and vaping products to anyone under 21.

Harold Wimmer, president and CEO of the American Lung Association, hailed the new law as “an important, life-saving measure.” He told the Associated Press that such “Tobacco 21” laws are “more important than ever” given the increase in youth e-cigarette use.