Bill to raise smoking age to 21 dies in committee with just 3 senators supporting it

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The Senate State Affairs Committee has killed SB 1233, the bill to raise Idaho’s smoking age to 21, on a voice vote, with just three committee members dissenting; they were Sens. Brent Hill, Jeff Siddoway and Cherie Buckner-Webb. Sen. Patti Anne Lodge, R-Huston, missed the vote. Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, moved to hold the bill in committee, killing it; Sen. Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum, seconded the motion. Sen. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens, said people are allowed to make other life-altering choices at 18, including to marry. “If it was as simple as passing a law to fix these problems, we’d probably have a lot more laws and a lot fewer problems,” Vick said. “Unfortunately my experience has shown that it just doesn’t work that way. ... It...

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Bill to raise smoking age to 21 dies in committee with just 3 senators supporting it

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