Proposal would raise N.C. smoking, vaping age

By George Heath

Tobacco use, including vaping, is banned on some parts of UNC’s campus. A proposed state law would raise the smoking and vaping age from 18 to 21. (George Heath/Carolina Connection)

As just about every college student knows, you can’t legally buy alcohol until you’re 21. Now some state leaders want to impose the same rule for two other unhealthy habits:  smoking and vaping.

The bipartisan bill in the state legislature would raise the age for buying and using tobacco products.

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