HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Anti-smoking advocates want Kentucky to be the latest state to raise the tobacco age to 21.
The Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow Steering Committee met last week to outline its priorities for the 2020 Kentucky legislative session.
First, the coalition wants to change the age someone can buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Second, the group wants an e-cigarette excise tax to make e-cigs and vapes subject to both sale and state excise tax.
The coalition also wants more money for prevention and cessation program.
Finally, the group wants an increase on the cigarette tax, which state lawmakers recently raised by 50 cents in 2018.
The coalition wants it up by $1 in 2020.