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Some cities and states are banning flavored tobacco products — like those commonly found in e-cigarettes. A new study from the Yale School of Public Health finds that could have an unwanted effect — it could push kids toward traditional cigarettes.

Bill Would Raise Legal Smoking Age to 25

Oct 5, 2020
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A new bill in Suffolk County proposes to raise the smoking age to 25. County Legislator Samuel Gonzalez is a former smoker and sponsor of the bill.

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In Connecticut the minimum wage has increased from $10.10 an hour to $11 an hour. That’s one of several new laws that took effect in the state Tuesday.

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Connecticut is the latest state to raise the age for the purchase of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. The new law goes into effect Tuesday.

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The Connecticut House of Representatives approved a bill to raise the legal age for the purchase of tobacco products, including electronic delivery systems, from 18 to 21.

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