When you turn 18 you can join the military, vote, or buy a lottery ticket. But if HB14-1263 is passed by the Colorado General Assembly, you won't be able to do any of those things while visiting Flavor Country until you turn 21. 

The bipartisan bill is sponsored by state Representatives Beth McCann (D-Denver) and Cheri Gerou (R-Evergreen). In the Senate chamber, state Senators Steve King (R-Grand Junction) and John Kefalas (D-Fort Collins) are sponsoring the bill. The bill is intended to delay tobacco's introduction. Radke cites a study show that 95% of tobacco users start before age 21. 

POLL RESULTS: Should the age when adults can purchase tobacco in Colorado be raised to 21?

We asked "What is your take on the issue?" Should the state legislature raise the age that adults can purchase tobacco to 21? Or should the government just "butt out" and work on things that really matter?

Our listeners made it VERY clear that they do not support raising the tobacco purchasing age to 21. There was not a single vote supporting the proposed law. 

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