Hawaii raises smoking age to 21, may spark similar laws

“I can’t stand cigarette smoking. It’s disgusting,” said Hawaii state Rep. Angus McKelvey to The Associated Press. “But to tell somebody you can go and fight for your country and get killed but you can’t have a cigarette, that’s the thing. You can enter a contract. You’re an emancipated adult in the eyes of the Constitution but you can’t have a cigarette anymore.”