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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas House votes to raise legal smoking age to 21

The bill already passed the Senate but will require another vote in the upper chamber due to minor changes made in the House.

Sophomore Alberto Long smokes a cigarette on his walk between classes. The philosophy journalism double major thinks the campus smoking ban will help him quit.

Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

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