Washington Legislators Introduce Bill to Raise Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

January 21, 2015 11:07 PM

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A group of legislators in Washington state has introduced a bill to the legislature that seeks to raise the minimum age to purchase or possess tobacco products and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21.

House Bill 1458, along with a companion bill in the senate, SB 5494, was introduced on Tuesday as part of a movement led by Attorney General Bob Ferguson to reduce access to tobacco products in the Evergreen State. After its introduction, the bill was referred to the house’s committee on Health Care...

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