The state is in the process of bumping the smoking age up to 21.
Raising the smoking age from 18 to 21; It’s a hot topic at the Conecticut State Capitol. 12 states have already done it and there’s a new push in Washington to tackle teen use of tobacco especially e-cigarettes nationwide.
Congress could be closer than ever to raising the national smoking age to 21.
Advocates filled the State Capitol on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to raise the smoking age.
Gov. Ned Lamont has signed legislation that increases the age to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21.
There is an effort Tuesday evening to crack down on smoking among teenagers in the state.
Advocates from across Connecticut gathered at the State House to ask legislators to increase the minimum sale age of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21 on Wednesday.
Connecticut is one step closer to raising the age for buying all tobacco products from 18 to 21 as the legislature’s Public Health Committee voted to move the bill forward on Monday. But, the committee’s two medical doctors actually voted against the bill.
Lawmakers in Hawaii want to ban cigarettes in the state for everyone under age 100.
Bridgeport is the second city alongside Hartford to pass a measure aimed to keep tobacco products out of the hands of kids.