Hello fam! It has been an interesting week that saw Hawaii become the first State to change its legal smoking age from 18 to 21 years. Why don’t you read on for more on this and other stories that made headlines this week.
Gov. Ige signs bill raising legal smoking age in Hawaii to 21
Hawaii becomes the first state in the US to increase the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 years. This came to pass when Gov. David Ige signed a smoking ban bill that raised the smoking age from 18 to 21. The bill also bans the sale or use of cigarettes and electronic smoking devices for anyone under age 21.
Taking this step forward to prohibit anyone under the age of 21 of smoking, purchasing, possessing, is another step to reduce the impact that smoking has on our community.
Ige said at a bill signing ceremony in his State Capitol office.
Read more on this in Hawaii News Now.
MSU implements campus-wide smoking ban
Michigan State University will soon be part of 1,500 college campuses that are tobacco-free. The MSU’s Board of Trustees approved a smoking ban ordinance that will make the University a tobacco-free zone starting Aug. 15, 2016.
MSU should have a nonsmoking policy because it improves our collective health. Second-hand smoke sucks.
Said Henry Brimmer, assistant professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
Read more on the ordinance on Lansing State Journal.