Bills that would have raised the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 have failed to pass.

Both S.B. 13 and H.B. 2331 failed to make it out of committee and neither made passed by Feb. 28, crossover day, the deadline for bills to be passed by one chamber so the other chamber can evaluate the measure.

In addition, S.B. 61, which would have banned smoking if anyone under the age of 16 was in the car, also failed.

CaliforniaHawaiiMaine, New Jersey and Oregon have all raised the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.