For the third consecutive session, Bob Ferguson, the Democratic attorney general for the state of Washington, will ask the legislator to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and vaping liquids from 18 to 21.

The bill has failed in the last two sessions, in part because it would cost the state $16 million in estimated tax revenue over the first two years.

If passed, Washington would join California and Hawaii as the only states where the minimum age to purchase tobacco products is 21.

Charlie Minato

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.