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Poll: Should the legal smoking age in Ireland be raised?

Hawaii has become the first US state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 – is this something we should be looking at?

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HAWAII HAS BECOME the first US state to raise the legal smoking age to 21.

The state’s governor signed a bill yesterday and from the start of 2016, there will be a ban on the sale, purchase or use of tobacco, cigarettes and electronic cigarettes for anyone under 21.

The governor said the law will increase the liklihood children in the state will grow up to be “tobacco-free”, but opponents say it limits choice for people who have legally considered adults in other circumstances.

Here, it is illegal to sell tobacco or cigarettes to anyone under 18.

We want to know: Should Ireland raise the legal smoking age?

Poll Results:

Yes (5438)
No (2889)
I'm not sure (340)

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