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Assembly OKs raising Wisconsin smoking age from 18 to 21

Updated: 6:18 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2020

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly has passed a bill that would raise the smoking age from 18 to 21.  

The bipartisan proposal would bar anyone younger than 21 from buying cigarettes, tobacco, nicotine or vaping products.

President Donald Trump signed a bill in December that raised the smoking age to 21 but local police can't enforce the restriction because it's a federal law.

The bill would allow local enforcement under state law.  

The Assembly passed the measure Thursday on a voice vote. It goes next to the state Senate. 
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Posted: 1:19 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2020

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly is set to pass a bill that would raise the smoking age from 18 to 21.  

The bipartisan proposal would bar anyone younger than 21 from buying cigarettes as well as any tobacco or nicotine products.

An initial version of the bill also barred anyone under 21 from purchasing vaping products but the bill's chief Assembly sponsor, Republican John Spiros, deleted that language.

The Assembly is set to take up the measure Thursday, the chamber's last floor period before its two-year session ends. 

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Lawrence 41 days ago
Legalize cannabis. Illinois did and have you seen Illinois fall off the map yet? Me neither.
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