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Colorado, Utah propose: Under 21? No smokes

Colorado, Utah propose: Under 21? No smokes
Posted Friday, February 21st 2014 @ 7am  by Arden Dier, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – Colorado and Utah are taking a page from Michael Bloomberg's book: Both states have moved to raise the smoking age to 21, following a similar bill passed in New York City last fall. The proposals were given the initial go-ahead yesterday, and though more votes are needed, this is the furthest any state has gone to rein in teen access to cigarettes, the AP notes. Utah—with the nation's lowest smoking rate at 12% as of 2011—is already one of only four states that require tobacco purchasers to be 19. The smoking rate is low in Colorado, too, at about 18%, but health advocates only want to see it fall.

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