DENVER (CBS4)– Rep. Diana DeGette, a Democrat representing Colorado in Congress, wants to raise the smoking age in America.

DeGette introduced the Tobacco to 21 Act on Wednesday. The act would ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone younger than that.

151357868 DeGette Wants To Raise Legal Smoking Age

File photo of a man smoking a cigarette. (Photo by ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/GettyImages)

Lawmakers from several states support the bill along with many other health organizations.

Similar efforts have failed in the past.


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