A Connecticut legislator has introduced a bill to the state’s General Assembly that seeks to raise the minimum age to both purchase and use tobacco products from 18 to 21-years-old.
H.B. 5384 was introduced at the start of the current legislative session by Rep. Prasad Srinivasan, R-31, who recently declared himself a candidate for the state’s governor’s race in 2018. It has also gained a co-sponsor in Rep. Gary Byron, R-27.
The bill has been referred to the assembly’s Joint Committee on Public Health.
Update (Jan. 26, 2017) — The bill passed the assembly’s Joint Committee on Public Health on Wednesday.