Governor Signs Tobacco, Sunday Hunting Bills into Law

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania is joining a growing number of states banning the purchase of tobacco products by people under the age of 21.

Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation Wednesday raising the minimum age from 18 to 21.

The law also applies to e-cigarettes.

The legislation does not apply to veterans and active servicemen and women.

It will go into effect on July 1.

The governor also signed the bill allowing Sunday hunting on three Sundays in Pennsylvania.

One Sunday is in archery deer season and another in rifle deer season. The Pennsylvania Game commission gets to decide the third Sunday.

The changes in Sunday hunting do not take effect until next year.

You can already hunt coyotes, foxes, and crows on Sundays in Pennsylvania.


  • Trucker

    Sunday Hunting rates its own story IMHO
    Hunters get 3 Sundays and bars, massage and gambling joints get 52 Sundays, ridiculous IMHO.
    I’m ok with the Heinleinian idea of only letting “those who have served to defend our nation” vote in elections.

  • straubdavid9

    What is it with Pa that they have to nickel & dime EVERYTHING …. it’s not like there isn’t already precedence in almost all the states in the Union on Sunday hunting. People have this unfounded fear with everything that changes. I’ve hunted in many states across America where the thought of not hunting on a Sunday would be ludicrous. Stop beating around the bush and just change it to every Sunday.The harvest in 1907 was 230 deer. Hunters in Pennsylvania have been harvesting more than 300,000 deer for more than 20 years.

    • darkhorse6669

      Perhaps the record keeping was just much worse in the early 20th century? Do you really think only 230 deer were harvested?

  • lamestream r

    Glad to see hunting on Sunday too! At least they aren’t banning days and not following the politically correct knucklehead crowd! Now we need to make Pennsylvania a 2nd Amendment sanctuary State!

  • donald fox

    So you are 18 years old and old enough to fight a war for your country old enough to move out legally but not old enough to have a cigarette? Yes I know smoking is bad for ya but as an adult who pays taxes it should be your choice not the government.

      • donald fox

        Yes I see the part about service men and women. My point is you could be living on your own at 19 or 20 you are adult enough to pay rent and taxes but not adult enough to have a cigarette legally.

  • burtfan16

    If you think about it, they should do the same with drinking. You must be 21 unless you are vet or active service member. It’s only right.

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