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KAILUA-KONA — A bill aiming to ban cigarette sales failed to pass its first committee on Thursday.
The state House Committee on Health voted 7-0 to hold House Bill 1509, effectively killing it.
The bill, introduced by Rep. Richard Creagan (D-Naalehu, Ocean View, Captain Cook, Kealakekua and a portion of Kailua-Kona) sought to halt the sale of cigarettes by increasing the minimum age to 30 in 2020, 40 in 2021, 50 in 2022, 60 in 2023, and 100 in 2024.
The bill did not apply to electronic smoking devices or cigars, which Creagan, a physician, saw as safer alternatives. Chewing tobacco also is left out.
The bill was so ridiculous, I’m surprised it even got any media coverage at all.
It may be true that the more ridiculous a bill is the more the press cover it.
True dat! – I first heard about it on CNN
A fine News Agency that CNN. Barf!!!
And please don’t propose any more laws that create black markets and government overreach.
Lets get rid of people who make it their purpose to impose their will on the rest of us. Toss these loons out!
You gotta clear out the dems before change can happen and you get your freedoms back
HaHaHa they are idiots.
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