Attorney General wants to raise Washington smoking age to 21

January 22, 2015 12:13 AM

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state would become the first in the country to ban tobacco for everyone under age 21 under a plan announced Wednesday by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

Ferguson and lawmakers from the state House and Senate said bills to raise the state's smoking age from 18 to match the legal ages for consuming alcohol and marijuana were inspired by the effectiveness of smoking bans in several cities nationwide. The first city to do so, Needham, Massachusetts, in ...

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