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...
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's overstepping his bounds.
According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials, over a quarter of Umatilla County tobacco-cigarette dealers failed when it came to properly asking for ID of potential customers, and sold tobacco to those under 18. This could lead to some significant changes.
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 music event according to news reports. Whi...
With the legalization of marijuana in Washington State and Colorado, and pending legislation in a number of other states, some entrepreneurs have come up with a new website that seems to have been inspired by the Dollar Shave Club. It's called The Dollar High Club.
A lot can happen in a short time in the state legislature, but from what we've seen so far, it appears likely the state smoking (and vaping) age will be raised to 21. It will probably hinge heavily on how the State Senate reacts.
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.