around the world

The Hawaiian Parliament introduced a bill banning cigarette sales to people under 100 years old

They believe that “a cigarette is considered the most deadly artifact in the history of mankind.”

The legislature of the US state of Hawaii introduced a bill on a phased increase in the age for buying cigarettes. Each year the bar will rise by 10 years: 30 years in 2020, then 40.50 and 60 years, and in 2024 – up to 100 years. Age restrictions do not apply to e-cigarettes, cigars or chewing tobacco.

Hawaii has some of the strictest US law. In 2016, the state became the first to raise the age for buying cigarettes to 21 years. In 2017, Hawaii approved a bill on penalties for correspondence when crossing the street

The reason that the ban has been proposed to be phased in is a loss in the budget; the authorities need time to correct it. Hawaii annually receives up to $ 100 million from a tax on the sale of cigarettes.

In 2012, a federal appeals court rejected a lawsuit from a smoker who challenged an anti-smoking order in Missouri. Unlike the rights to weapons, in accordance with the Second Amendment, the US Constitution does not recognize smoking as a fundamental right. In Russia, there are no separate rights for smokers.

Back to top button