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Bill raising tobacco age to 21 passes important Committee in Olympia
Bill raising tobacco age to 21 passes important Committee in Olympia (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Legislation to Raise WA Tobacco Age to 21 Passes Committee, Headed to House Vote

The bills pushed by Attorney General Bob Ferguson have cleared the first big hurdle towards raising the tobacco (and e-cig) age to 21.

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Legislators urged to raise WA smoking and tobacco age to 21
Legislators urged to raise WA smoking and tobacco age to 21 (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
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Governor, Attorney General Urge Washington Legislators to Raise Tobacco Age to 21

Citing new studies that show vaping, or use of e-cigarettes, is rising rapidly among teens, Thursday Gov. Jay Inslee urged new legislation to help curb the problem.

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WA Attorney General seeks to raise smoking age to 21
WA Attorney General seeks to raise smoking age to 21 (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Attorney General Wants to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Wednesday, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a plan to raise the minimum smoking age in our state from 18 to 21. Ferguson cannot himself propose legislation but apparently has legislators who have created a bill at his request.

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Former Gov. Gregoire wants big cigarette tax
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Former Gov. Gregoire Wants to Tax Cigarettes ANOTHER $1 Per Pack

The money would reportedly be used to pay for cancer research and prevention.

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Tobacco sales to teens in Washington rising
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Tobacco Sales to Minors in Washington Skyrocketing – Why?

Despite millions spent on anti-smoking campaigns tobacco sales to minors are at the highest levels in years.

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Federal tax threatens mid-columbia stores
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Federal Tax Threatens Future Of Area ‘Roll Your Own’ Tobacco Stores

Thanks to a tax that was added to, of all measures, the Federal Transportation Bill,  roll-you-own tobacco stores could become a thing of the past across America - including the Mid-Columbia.

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Franklin County challenges state cigarette tax
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Franklin County Judge Overrules State On Cigarette Tax

A Franklin County Judge has gone over the State of Washington, and agreed with several cigarette shop vendors who say a new tax on 'roll-your-own' products is in violation of state law.

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