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Following Hawaii’s Lead: More States to Raise Legal Smoking Age?

(Image Credit: Pixabay) Last year, the state of California followed in Hawaii’s footsteps and passed a landmark piece of legislation that increased the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. The age increase, along with other restrictions on tobacco and tobacco-related products, was supported by several special interest groups and lauded for its effort to save lives and ease the burden on an overworked healthcare system. While no other state in the US has increased the legal smoking age since California did, some representatives are mulling over the impact it could have on their respective states. In summation, smoking laws…