California introduces bill to raise legal smoking age from 18 to 21

January 30, 2015 7:01 AM

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Keeping in view the ill effects of smoking on the health on people, lawmakers are leaving no stone unturned to dissuade people from doing so. Lawmakers in the state of California have proposed a new bill which proposes to raise the legal age of smoking in the state from 18 to 21, hoping it will bring down the overall smoking rates and also health care costs associated with the usage of tobacco.

The CDC has already listed tobacco as the leading preventable cause of death attributing 480,000 deaths every year in the United States to smoking alone. An additional 41,000 people lose lives as a result of secondhand smoke exposure. That comes to 1,300 deaths every day!!!

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