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Hawaii becomes first U.S. state to raise smoking age to 21

Also on Friday, Ige signed a bill banning smoking and e-cigarette use at state parks and beaches, acts already banned in all city and county parks other than of Kaua'i County, according to his office.
added Jun 22, 2015 06:54

With Governor’s Signature, Hawaii Becomes First State to Raise Tobacco Sale Age to 21

lawmakers have listened to the state’s voters and youth, and their action will improve the state’s health for generations to come...Hawaii joins at least 68 cities and counties (PDF) in eight states that have raised the tobacco age of sale to 21.... The i
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 21, 2015 12:01

[Hawaii] Hawaiʻi First in Nation to Raise Age of Sale for Tobacco to 21

The law was drafted toward preventing the initiation of tobacco use among youth. According to language in the bill, “The legislature finds that the use of electronic smoking devices is prevalent among adolescents in Hawaiʻi. According to recent figures
Maui (HI) Now
added Jun 20, 2015 19:52

Gov. Ige signs bill raising legal smoking age in Hawaii to 21

There will be no grandfather clause so an 18-year-old who can smoke legally now will not be able to do so legally as of January 1, when the law takes effect. "Most people who begin smoking, about 99 percent, start before age 21, so this will help our yo
KGMB 9 (Honolulu, HI)
added Jun 20, 2015 19:51

Hawaii governor signs bill making it the first state to raise legal smoking age to 21

Stores caught selling tobacco to anyone under 21 will be fined $500 for the first offense and then anywhere from $500 to $2,000 Any minors caught by police using tobacco products are subject to a $10 fine for the first offense and any subsequent violatio
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 20, 2015 19:49


Act 122 will make Hawai‘i the first state in the nation to prohibit the sale, purchase, possession or consumption of cigarettes, other tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices (or e-cigarettes) to anyone under age 21.
Office of the Governor Hawaii
added Jun 20, 2015 19:47

[Hawaii] KOZAK: Health Beat: Here’s One Doctor Who Isn’t Sold on Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21

Even though a ban makes sense medically, it’s one more governmental restriction. We should all worry about the precedent this will set in taking away our personal freedoms as legally recognized adults to make our own choices, good or bad, about our lifes
Honolulu Civil Beat
added May 4, 2015 16:19

[Hawaii] Smoking is no longer cool: UH smoking ban is on the right track about changing the norm

While faced with implementation challenges, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is preparing to enforce the July 1 smoking ban by providing more resources to smokers and by promoting a cleaner and healthier environment. UH Mānoa is partnering with the tobacco
Ka Leo O Hawai'i [University of Hawaii]
added May 4, 2015 12:33

Hawaii may be the first to raise its smoking age to 21 if the governor says yes

The secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes is not completely harmless, since exposure to nicotine raises blood pressure and may have long-term effects on fetal brain development. On Friday, Ige signed a separate bill prohibiting use of e-cigarettes in place
Washington Post
added Apr 27, 2015 23:38

Hawaii lawmakers pass bill raising smoking age to 21

The bill, which passed the state Senate by a vote of 19-4 after clearing the house last week, would also ban the sale, purchase or use of electronic cigarettes for those under the age of 21. "The activities we've engaged in over the years to manage smok
added Apr 25, 2015 12:00
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