For years, legislators have been pressured by different groups to find a way to raise the smoking (tobacco) age in Washington state to 21.

This year, with a slight shift in the Senate, with Democrats holding a one-vote margin, it was thought it might finally pass. But with the 2018 legislative session coming to an end Thursday, it died again.

The bill passed the State House by a margin of 65-35, but was never voted on by the Senate, according to .


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