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Hawaii governor signs first-of-kind state smoking age bill
Published in 20-6-2015
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"Raising the minimum age as part of our comprehensive tobacco control efforts will help reduce tobacco use among our youth and increase the likelihood that our keiki will grow up tobacco-free," said Ige, using the Hawaiian word for children. The bill goes into effect on the first day of 2016. [...] the state Department of Health will reach out to retailers and post signs to educate the public about the law. According to the state Department of Heath, 5,600 kids in Hawaii try smoking every year.