Smoking in the crosshairs: Bill raising Hawaii’s legal tobacco age to 25 passes House committee

A man smokes a cigarette on Main Street in Westminster, Mass. on Nov. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, file)

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Hawaii could mark another first in the nation by increasing the minimum age to 25 to purchase tobacco and electronic smoking devices.