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.

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.