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Tobacco Buying Age to 21

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Tobacco Buying Age to 21

Tobacco Buying Age to 21

There is a push to pass a law which would raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21.

Many states and cities have already implemented such restrictions.

Some think the bill would effectively protect younger people from getting addicted.

Others don't want the extra bureaucracy and say adults who can be drafted and vote should be allowed to make their own decisions about tobacco.

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Tobacco Buying Age to 21

There's a push to raise the age to purchase tobacco up everywhere in the country - up to 21.

Senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he'll introduce a bill next month.

It comes at a time when many communities have already made the change.

We sent waay-31's alexis scott to find out just how effective those "tobacco 21" laws have been.

Alexis?

Twelve states have passed legislation that raises the age to buy tobacco to 21..

On your screen you can see a list of those states..

Also -- at least 450 cities have raised the age to buy tobacco including new york city, chicago and



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