The Hawaii Herald-Tribune reports:
Rep. Richard Creagan wants Hawaii to be the first state to ban the sale of cigarettes. The Hawaii Island lawmaker said he doesn’t think taxes or regulations are doing enough to stem their use. He wants to see them off store shelves all together.
His bill, HB 1509, seeks 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. Creagan supports legalization of marijuana because he said it’s not as addictive nor as dangerous to a person’s health.
Creagan is a medical doctor.