Illinois Senate To Vote On Tobacco 21 Measure

Illinois could raise the smoking age from 18 to 21

Lawmakers in Illinois are taking a step towards raising the age to legally buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.

On March 12, 2019, the Illinois House passed House Bill 345 that would prevent anyone under the age of 21 from buying or possessing tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, and alternative nicotine products.

The bill passed the house with a vote of 82 to 31.

Advocates of the bill say it would reduce overall smoking rates. National data shows that about 95 percent of adult smokers begin smoking before they turn 21. Studies suggest increasing the tobacco age to 21 would keep young people from ever starting to smoke.

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