Washington might become first state to raise smoking age to 21

January 22, 2015 12:10 PM

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Washington might become first state to raise smoking age to 21

Under a measure proposed on Wednesday by Washington's top law enforcement official, the legislation seeks to raise legal age for smoking tobacco to 21 from 18.

The legal age to smoke has been set at 18 in most the US states while Alabama, Alaska, New Jersey and Utah have minimum smoking ages of 19.

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