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SOUTH KINGSTOWN - House Bill 7759, a bill that would bring the legal age of tobacco purchase from 18 to 21, was heard by the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare on Friday.
Rep. Teresa Tanzi (D-Dist. 34 - South Kingstown, Narragansett) introduced the bill and has felt strongly about the need to increase the age since she was introduced to statistics regarding the typical age of first-time and, subsequently, life-long smokers.
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