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Stewart, Romney Introduce Bills To Raise National Smoking Age

May 1, 2019, 8:19 AM | Updated: 8:53 am

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Rep. Chris Stewart and Sen. Mitt Romney are pushing to raise the nationwide legal smoking age.

Stewart introduced a bill Tuesday that would set 21 as the legal age to buy tobacco products. Romney, along with a bipartisan group, introduced a similar bill in the Senate.

Earlier this year, the Utah Legislature voted to gradually raise the legal smoking age in the state from 19 to 21 over the course of two years.

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Stewart, Romney Introduce Bills To Raise National Smoking Age