New CT Laws Becoming Effective Oct. 1

October 4, 2019

Many new laws went into effect on Oct 1, including raising the age of purchasing tobacco products (including e-cigarettes and vape products) to age 21, mental health parity insurance requirements, and increased penalties for the sale of fentanyl.

It is now illegal for people under the age of 21 to buy cigarettes.

Lung cancer is one of the most preventable causes of death yet it affects more people than breast, colorectal and prostate cancers combined.  To learn more about Tobacco 21, click here. To learn about preventing lung cancer, click here.

The concept behind the bill is simple: no one with a disease of the brain should be treated any differently than someone with a disease of the body when it comes to health insurance. The problem is that for many people in Connecticut and across the country, different treatment is the norm. 

See the full list of new laws going into effect here.