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Hawaii may once again be at the forefront when it comes to setting smoking policy.

The first state in the US to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 is considering a measure that would effectively forbid cigarettes in five years.

State Rep. Richard Creagan, a medical doctor, sponsored legislation that aims to phase in a ban, raising the age requirement to 30 in 2020, 40 in 2021, 50 in 2022 and 100 in 2024.

And curiously, Hawaii would offer its centenarians the chance to buy cigarettes near the end of their life – if they could find them.

Source: CNN