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New bill would make it illegal to sell cigarettes to anyone under 21

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) — Some lawmakers have submitted a bill that would make it illegal in West Virginia to sell tobacco products to anyone under 21-years-old.

They say the goal of the bill is to reduce health care costs by cutting nicotine use.

Sen. Ron Stollings, D-Boone, told WVNews.com he’d like see West Virginia join Tobacco 21, a nationwide movement to restrict the sale of tobacco and tobacco products to those 21 and over.

 

Stollings, who is the lead sponsor in the senate, said it’s the first step to developing the “healthy workforce” experts say the Mountain State must have to attract investment and create jobs.




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