Senate Okays Higher ND Smoking Age

(Bismarck, ND) — A North Dakota Senate bill that would move the state’s smoking age to 21 is moving forward. The state Senate passed the bill yesterday. Supporters of the bill argued that the state could lose federal funds for behavioral health programs if the age isn’t raised to meet the recently implemented federal standard. Tobacco use among teens is going down, but the use of vaping products is going up.

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