Hawaii lawmakers pass bill raising smoking age to 21

April 25, 2015 4:46 AM

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HONOLULU, April 24 (Reuters) - Hawaii lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that would raise the legal smoking age statewide to 21, positioning it to become the first state in the country to do so.

The bill, which passed the state Senate by a vote of 19-4 after clearing the house last week, would also ban the sale, purchase or use of electronic cigarettes for those under the age of 21.

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