California is Considering Increasing the Smoking Age to 21

February 1, 2015 6:35 AM

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A bill is going through the legislature which describes that California is considering raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. This would put them in alignment with alcohol laws and make California the first state to not only make 21 the minimum smoking age but also the first state to raise the smoking age.

The bill reads, “The Legislature finds and declares that reducing and eventually eliminating the illegal purchase and consumption of tobacco products by any person under 21 years of age is critical to ensuring the long-term health of our state’s citizens. California must fully comply with federal re...

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