Hina B. Shah, M.P.H., KHI Senior Analyst, submitted neutral written testimony to the House Federal and State Affairs Committee on February 13, 2020, on House Bill (HB) 2563, which aims to increase the minimum age to purchase or possess cigarettes and tobacco products from age 18 to 21 (referred to as “Tobacco 21”) and prohibits cigarette vending machines and flavored vaping products.
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