Bill to Raise WA Tobacco Age to 21 Fails in Legislature
For years, legislators have been pressured by different groups to find a way to raise the smoking (tobacco) age in Washington state to 21.
This year, with a slight shift in the Senate, with Democrats holding a one-vote margin, it was thought it might finally pass...
WA Attorney General Renews Push For Raising Smoking Age to 21
With a State House bill going to committee and being debated Tuesday in Olympia, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has renewed his push to have the smoking age raised to 21.  It's a renewal of the failed effort last year in the legislature, and a move that has some saying he&a…
Kennewick Father Allegedly Punches Teens for Smoking Pot
A Kennewick father is under investigation after he is accused of punching his daughter and another teen after finding out they were smoking pot in a hotel. Last Saturday, the two teens, a 16 year old girl and 15 year old boy, were left alone at Clover Island Inn while their mothers attended a m…
Bill To Raise WA Smoking Age to 21 Passes Big Hurdle
By passing the State House Healthcare and Wellness Committee, it will now soon head for a formal vote. If it passes, it will go to Senate, where a companion bill will be voted on. It is almost a formality that if approved, Gov. Inslee will sign off on it.

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