Blumenthal introducing bill to raise legal smoking age


WASHINGTON (WTNH) — Sen. Richard Blumenthal has introduced legislation to combat cigarette smoking.

Blumenthal wants to increase the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 years old. The senator believes that it will help to lower the number of new smokers and possibly save more than 200,000 people from dying from smoking related diseases.

Hawaii is the only state in the country to successfully pass a bill to raise their legal smoking age. Officials there also chose to make 21 the new legal smoking age in Hawaii.

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