Hawaii Lawmaker Wants to Raise the Smoking Age to 100

Feb 05, 2019 - Fortune

Next time a centenarian tells an interviewer they’ve reached old age while smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, it won’t be a Hawaiian. That’s assuming a bill passes that would raise the smoking age on the archipelago to 100 by the year 2024.

The bill is the handiwork of state representative Richard Creagan, who told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald that existing taxes and regulations are not doing enough to defeat tobacco smoking. "This is more lethal, more dangerous than any prescription d...