Smoking Age Could Rise to 21

January 30, 2015 11:40 AM

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Smoking Age Could Rise to 21

The legal age for smoking in California could rise to 21. The current legal age to smoke is 18, but a California lawmaker wants to increase it to the same age as to drink. The news comes just a week after a top lawyer in Washington said he would like to see the same thing happen.

There are many current issues around smoking, and the introduction of electronic cigarettes is not helping. The use of electronic cigarettes is causing disruption to the effort to reduce the use of tobacco in the state. Ed Hernandez, a democratic senator, says that teens need to be encouraged not to...

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