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Mayor to Sign Bill Restricting Tobacco Sales

December 18, 2013, 7:50 PM HST
* Updated December 18, 7:51 PM
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A ceremony will be held Thursday in Kona for the signing of a law placing new restrictions on the sale of tobacco products on the Big Island.

Those attending the signing by Mayor Billy Kenoi will include County Councilman Dru Mamo Kanuha, who introduced the bill, and Kona students who advocated for the measure.

The signing is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the mayor’s office in the West Hawaii Civic Center.

Councilman Dru Kanuha.

Councilman Dru Kanuha.

The new law will prohibit the distribution of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under 21 years of age.

Exempted from the law are those 18 years of age or older as of June 30, 2014, the day before the bill goes into effect.

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