Hawaiian Parliament proposes ban on selling cigarettes to people under 100 years of age

The Hawaiian Parliament submitted a bill banning the sale of cigarettes to persons under the age of 100 in state territory, according to a document on the website of the legislature.

The bill proposes to raise the minimum age for the purchase of cigarettes gradually. Therefore in 2020 it can be raised to 30 years in 2021, to 40 years in 2022, to 50 years in 2023, to 60 years, and finally to 100 years in 2024.

According to the document, the drafting of a bill to raise the age limit was motivated by the risk of smoking on health.

Today, only people who are at least 21 years old can buy tobacco in Hawaii.

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