Coalition wants Kansas tobacco age raised to 21

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A group of public health advocates is working on legislation for next session to raise the age for buying tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to 21 years old.

The Tobacco Free Coalition, which includes the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association, is crafting a bill it wants the Kansas Legislature to consider next year. The legal limit is now 18.

The bill is not expected to be ready until later this year, so details about enforcement and penalties are still not known.

While smoking has been declining among Kansas high school students since 2005, there has been a . . .

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