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San Francisco Eyes Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age Hike

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Today, a formal proposal to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 was introduced in San Francisco.

Supervisors Scott Wiener and Eric Mar co-authored the proposal. The move comes nearly a year after the Board of Supervisors, similar to a city council, passed a measure that would limit the amount of tobacco sales permits that would be allowed in the city.

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There have been other efforts to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco in California, including recent measures to raise the age statewide, a proposal that has stalled on multiple occasions.

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Charlie Minato
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I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.

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