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Published February 21, 2014, 06:12 AM

Two Western states talk of raising the tobacco age to 21

(WDAY TV) -- Two Western states are considering raising the tobacco age to 21.

By: WDAY TV , WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- Two Western states are considering raising the tobacco age to 21.

Lawmakers in Utah and Colorado lawmakers both voted favorably to treat tobacco like alcohol and take it away from 18- to 20-year-olds.

Both proposals face more votes.

Utah already has the nation's lowest smoking rate, at about 12 percent.. Colorado isn't far behind, at 18 percent.

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