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The Senate’s top Republican is introducing legislation to raise the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21. The measure by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would cover not only tobacco products, but also e-cigarettes and vapor products.
Washington has become the ninth state in the nation to raise the smoking age to 21, after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill that also limits electronic cigarettes. Supporters say the new law will reduce youth smoking, but critics have decried it as symptomatic of an encroaching nanny state. The change will take effect in 2020.
The Senate sends Gov. Jay Inslee a bill to raise the age for purchasing tobacco and vaping products to 21.
In a bipartisan vote, the Washington House agrees to raise age for buying tobacco and vaping products to 21.
For a second straight year, an Idaho Senate committee has killed legislation proposed by health advocates to raise Idaho’s smoking age to 21.
The Senate State Affairs Committee has killed SB 1233, the bill to raise Idaho’s smoking age to 21, on a voice vote, with just three committee members dissenting; they were Sens. Brent Hill, Jeff Siddoway and Cherie Buckner-Webb. Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, moved to hold...
Among the testimony at this morning’s hearing on SB 1255, the bill to raise Idaho’s smoking age to 21: Fred Birnbaum of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, who spoke against the bill, drew gasps from the audience when he told the Senate State Affairs Committee he...
Indiana House Republicans killed a bill on Tuesday that would have increased the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.
An Idaho senator says the state should raise its smoking age from 18 to 21.
A short-term dip in sales-tax revenue is a poor reason to delay raising the cigarette-buying age to 21.
OLYMPIA – Young adults would be barred from cigarettes under a proposal unveiled Wednesday by Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Under Ferguson’s plan, Washington would become the first state in the country to raise its smoking age from 18 to 21; Utah and Colorado tried but failed last year. So far, only a handful of cities and counties, including New York City, have done it. In Alabama, Alaska, Utah and New Jersey, it’s 19.