Hawaii Raises Smoking Age to 21

Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Friday signed into law a bill making his state the first to raise the legal smoking age to 21.
“Raising the minimum age as part of our comprehensive tobacco control efforts will help reduce tobacco use among our youth and increase the likelihood that our [children] will grow up tobacco-free,” said Ige, according to the Associated Press.
Breaking the new law for the first time would result in a $10 fine. Further violations would cause a $50 fine or community service.