California to Raise Legal Smoking Age to 21

February 1, 2015 10:02 AM

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A bill is going through legislation that describes that California is considering to raise the legal smoking age from eighteen to twenty one. The new legislation would put the state in alignment with alcohol laws making California the first ever state to not only raise to twenty one as the minimum 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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