New bill aims to raise smoking age

January 30, 2015 3:21 AM

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A new bill introduced in the California Senate aims to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 and limit the access of tobacco products to teens.

"Tobacco companies know that people are more likely to become addicted to smoking if they start at a young age," Hernandez said in a statement. "We can no longer afford to sit on the sidelines while big tobacco markets to our kids and gets another generation of young people hooked on a product that ...

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