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Hawaii is considering a bill that bans cigarette sales to anyone under 100

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"The legislature finds that the cigarette is considered the deadliest artifact in human history." So begins the text of a new bill introduced in Hawaiis State House, calling for a phased ban on cigarette sales in the state by 2024.

Hawaii has some of the most restrictive cigarette laws in the nation. In 2016, it became the first state to raise the age to buy cigarettes to 21. Now, its new bill calls for raising the cigarette-buying age to 30 by next year, up to 40, 50 and 60 in each subsequent year, and up to 100 by 2024.

That would effectively clear Hawaiis store shelves of cigarettes, although tourists could still bring them in. And curiously, Hawaii would offer its centenarians the chance to buy cigarettes near the end of their life -- if they could find them. The age limits would not apply to e-cigarettes, cigars or chewing tobacco… (CNN)

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