Will California Set Another Smoking Trend By Raising The Age To 21?
California could be the second state in the country to raise the legal smoking age to 21. So when will the 48 other states follow suit?By Katie Link | March 10, 2016
California could be the next Hawaii. At least when it comes to tobacco restrictions.
Hawaii became the first state in the country to raise the legal smoking age to 21. The new law, which went into effect Jan. 1, makes it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to buy traditional cigarettes and electronic cigarettes.
On Thursday, lawmakers in California passed a bill to follow in those footsteps. The bill still needs to make it past the governor, but it’s not a huge surprise the Golden State is at the front of this tobacco trend.