California Raising Smoking Age To 21?

February 2, 2015 8:05 AM

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According to a recent Reuters report, the state of California is seeking to raise the legal minimum smoking age to 21. Democratic State Senator Ed Hernandez introduced legislation last Thursday that would raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21.

A statement from his office notes that this legislative move follows “just over a week after a similar move by Washington State’s top lawyer.” Hernandez, who is the chairman of the chamber’s health committee, introduced this proposal because he is hoping to prevent more teenagers from starting a smo...

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