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New Texas Laws 2019

Texas raises the legal smoking age, exempting members of the military

Senate Bill 21, authored by Sen. Joan Huffman, a Republican from Houston, made Texas the 16th state to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21.

English student Kristin Miller smokes a cigarette and checks her phone on the South Mall between classes.

New Texas Laws 2019

Hundreds of new state laws take effect Sept. 1 or sooner. In this series, we take a look at a few that will impact the lives of Texans.

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