Vermont Seeks To Raise Smoking Age Yet Again

Two things are certain in life, death and taxes. However for the last 5 years you’ve been able to add to the list┬áRep. George Till, D-Jericho trying to raise the tobacco age in the state of Vermont to 21.

Each year the bill has suffered defeat although in 2016 he came close with a 16-13 vote. Since it’s introduction the bill has picked up the following sponsors, Rep. Jessica Brumsted, Rep. Johannah Donovan, Rep. Lori Houghton, Rep. Diane Lanpher, Rep. Terence Macaig, Rep. James McCullough, Rep. Michael Mrowicki, Rep. David Potter, Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Rep. Trevor Squirrell, Rep. Mary Sullivan, Rep. Joseph “Chip” Troiano, Rep. David Yacovone and Rep. Michael Yantachka.

This year the Democrat is following in the foot steps of Massachusetts with an exemption for Vermonters who turn 18 before July 1.

This bill been has referred to the Human Services Committee and can be seen below.

H-0027 as Introduced by on Scribd

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