A bill that would have raised the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 19 to 21 in the state of Utah will not pass in this session.
H.B. 406 failed to pass the House Business and Labor Committee yesterday with a vote of 5-6 and three absent members. A bill has been filed in the Utah legislature to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco every year since 2014. So far, the bills have never been able to pass a House committee, though a 2014 effort did make it to a full Senate vote, where it failed.
California and Hawaii are the only two states where you must be 21 to purchase tobacco, though a variety of states have active bills that seek to change their respective laws.