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CT lawmakers propose raising smoking age

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase Connecticut's smoking age from 18 to 21 years old. The change would apply to both cigarettes and vapor products. Members of the state's

News 12 Staff

Mar 4, 2016, 2:59 AM

Updated 3,053 days ago

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State lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase Connecticut's smoking age from 18 to 21 years old.
The change would apply to both cigarettes and vapor products.
Members of the state's joint public health committee say they hope raising the smoking age would reduce smoking among adolescents.
"A recent study showed that 90 percent of adult smokers started before the age of 21. So by raising the age, we're decreasing the access that adolescents have to tobacco products," says Fairfield Health Department health educator Santina Jaronko.


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