• Marcy Allen Law

Louisiana lawmakers carve out exemptions in smoking age bill

Louisiana lawmakers are one step closer to raising the smoking age to 21, but with some exceptions.

Monday morning, the bill passed through the house budget committee. Republican Rep. Frank Hoffmann, West Monroe, authored the bill citing health concerns and costs for health care.

“Raising the age to smoking will help reduce smoking, save lives and save a lot of money for healthcare,” said Rep. Hoffmann.

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