Poll: Most Kentuckians favor raising tobacco buying age to 21 - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Poll: Most Kentuckians favor raising tobacco buying age to 21

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A new poll shows more than half of Kentucky adults are in favor of raising the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. 

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky says changing the law could help stop teen smoking.

Results from the Kentucky Health Issues Poll shows 60 percent of Kentuckians are in favor of raising the age. Only one state -- Hawaii -- has increase the minimum legal for buying tobacco products to 21.

The organization also found Kentuckians seem evenly divided on whether to increase the tax on cigarettes by $1 per pack.

The poll also indicated most Kentucky adults favor a state-wide smoke-free ban. 

You can see the full results of the poll here.

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