Bill to Curb Teen Smoking Meets Resistance


According to state Senator Mike McGinness it's because state lawmakers don't want to give that kind of control to local governments.
Currently state law makes it illegal to *sell* tobacco to minors, his bill would make it illegal for minors to *possess or *use tobacco.
Trustees say their colleagues in other school districts generally support allowing each community to enact local laws to curb teen smoking.
They are seeking the legislation to address problems caused by student smokers at Fallon high school.


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