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Top Senate Republican would raise minimum smoking age to 21

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 …


Washington state raises smoking age to 21

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019

Senate votes to raise legal age to purchase tobacco, vaping products to 21

The Senate sends Gov. Jay Inslee a bill to raise the age for purchasing tobacco and vaping products to 21.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

House votes to raise smoking age to 21

In a bipartisan vote, the Washington House agrees to raise age for buying tobacco and vaping products to 21.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

Idaho lawmakers again reject raising smoking age 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.


Indiana House GOP kills bill to raise smoking age to 21

Indiana House Republicans killed a bill on Tuesday that would have increased the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017

Bill would raise Idaho’s smoking age from 18 to 21

An Idaho senator says the state should raise its smoking age from 18 to 21.


Editorial: Health benefits in raising smoking age to 21 would outweigh revenue loss

A short-term dip in sales-tax revenue is a poor reason to delay raising the cigarette-buying age to 21.


Washington smoking age could jump from 18 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 …