KOOL Question of the Day


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This could be the year Texas raises the smoking age to 21.

Tobacco use in Texas and nationally is down, thanks in large part to anti-smoking campaigns and increased cigarette taxes, and smoking rates are lower in Texas than the country's average, with just 15.9 percent of adults admitting to the habit in 2013.

But raising the tobacco purchase age to 21 could result in an additional 12 percent decrease in tobacco use among adults, and a loss of nearly $100 million in taxes over five years. 

Some Texans might also have a problem throwing its lot in with the likes of Hawaii and California, the only other states that have raised the smoking age above 19.


The "KOOL Question of the Day" is:

 "Should the legal smoking age be raised to 21?"