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North Dakota Lawmakers Consider Bill To Raise Tobacco Age

Representatives P. Anderson (D-41), Guggisberg (D-11), Hager (D-21), J. Nelson (D-14), Schneider (D-21) and Senator Davison (R-41) have introduced bill HB 1236. The bill seeks to raise the tobacco purchase age from 18 to 19 years old. The bill calls to amend and reenact sections 12.1-31-03, 12.1-31-03.1, and 51-32-01 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the prohibition of an individual under nineteen years of age from purchasing and using tobacco products; and to […]

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Law | Washington State Changes Bill to Age 19

Washington state is one of a growing number of states looking to raise the smoking age, however this week House Bill 1458 which was looking to raise the age required to purchase or use to 21 was amended by the House Finance Committee. The amended bill which passed by a vote of 9-7 changes the age from 21 to 18 and would push the effective date back by four years. The bill which is not […]

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Law | Iowa Looking To Raise Tobacco Age to 19

The state of Iowa has proposed a new bill that would raise the tobacco age from 18 to 19. Senate Study Bill 1109 was advanced on Thursday by a 2-1 vote by a subcommittee in the Iowa Senate. The bill now moves to the Senate Education Committee. According to Senator Herman Quirmbach, the reason for the proposal is the prevent high school seniors who are 18 and buying tobacco for underage classmates. Currently Alabama, Alaska, […]

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