Tobacco was always legal! It’s a Native American product! No the American Indians did not have cigarettes but smoked it in pipes! Age 16 was once the legal age in Wisconsin! Lay off of tobacco! And My Beer! I could get it at age 15 when the Legal age was 18! Our folks let us have a couple on occasion when we had company! I could have a beer in the house at age 14! We grew up with it as most of my state is of German, Scandinavian Heritage! As for tobacco? Cigars are safer than cigarettes! Just puff on a good hand rolled cigar! I was buying them downtown at a top store when I was 14! Love em!