Law | Hawaii A Signature Away From Becoming 21

Last week Hawaii passed a bill that could make it the first state to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 years of age to 21.

However, Governor David Ige has yet to give any indication if he intends to sign the bill into law. It is imperative to let the Governor know that if you are old enough to die for this country on the battlefield you should be allowed to exercise your own rights and make the decision to smoke on your own.

If Governor Ige signs the bill it would begin on January 1, 2016.

Currently in the US there are 46 states where you need to be 18 or older, while Alabama, Alaska, New Jersey and Utah are currently 19.

Hawaii is home 1.4 million residents over 10,931 square miles and became a state in 1959.