Senators vote to raise sale age of cigarettes and tobacco products

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Some Senators voted on Tuesday to raise the sale age of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products to 21.

Senate Bill 21 was passed with a military exemption that would continue to allow service members to purchase at age 18. 

The bill’s author, Senator Joan Huffman from Houston, has bipartisan support in the Senate with nine other authors and six co-authors.

13 states have voted to raise their tobacco sale age to 21, along with 450 cities and counties across the country, including San Antonio, Leon Valley, Kirby, and Texas
 

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