CT House votes to raise smoking age to 21

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The Connecticut House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted to raise the smoking age to 21.

The vote came after removing language to ban flavored vape pods. 

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The measure now moves to the state Senate.

Gov. Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz commended the House for approving the legislation.

“I commend the legislators today who had the courage to vote for this bill, and particularly express my gratitude for the leadership of Representative Jonathan Steinberg and Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey," Lamont said in a statement. "Let’s get this bill through the Senate so I can sign it into law.”

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