Hawaii is considering a bill that bans cigarette sales to anyone under 100
HAWAII (KUSI) – A new bill introduced in Hawaii’s State House, calling for a phased ban on cigarette sales in the state by 2024.
Hawaii has some of the most restrictive cigarette laws in the nation. In 2016, it became the first state to raise the age to buy cigarettes to 21.
It would raise the minimum smoking age each year until it reaches 100 years old.
A bill was introduced in Hawaii’s state house Monday, hoping to put the ban in place by 2024.
The staggered rollout will give lawmakers time to work out how to make up for revenue loss from fewer cigarette sales.
New age limits would only apply to cigarettes, and not e-cigarettes, cigars, or chewing tobacco.
Tourists would also still be able to bring cigarettes into the state.
The Hawaii tribune-herald reports the state’s house health committee will hold a hearing this week.