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Councilman Wants to Raise Age to Buy Cigarettes to 21

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — A Los Angeles councilman was soliciting support for a proposal to raise the age to purchase cigarettes to 21 years old.

smoking-picCouncilman Paul Koertz said that he wants to protect the health and future of L.A.’s young people.

According to Koertz, too many young people are entrapped by what he calls “a deadly habit at an early and exceedingly vulnerable age.”

It was unclear if the city had the authority to approve such a law.

A report from the city attorney’s office was scheduled to be considered by the Public Safety and Arts Committee.

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