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Age restriction to buy tobacco in Vt. remains the same

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MONTPELIER, Vt. – A Vermont House Committee has rejected legislation to raise the age for buying tobacco products from 18-21.

Tuesday's vote comes after the state's health commissioner, Dr. Harry Chen, came out opposing the legislation saying 18-to-20-year-olds are legally adults and should have the freedom to smoke.

Chen said the state's efforts are better directed at anti-smoking education campaigns.

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