Indiana may soon raise smoking age to 21, tax e-cigarette materials


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    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WSET) - Indiana may soon raise the smoking age to 21 and start taxing e-cigarette materials.

    The Indiana Senate Health Committee advanced a bill raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes, other tobacco products or e-liquids.

    It also would prohibit anyone younger than 18 from buying or possessing vaping liquids, even if they didn't contain nicotine.

    Supporters say raising the age could improve the state's health as fewer people start smoking.

    Vaping business officials argue the tax could hurt the industry.

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