Man smokes.

Should 21 be the new legal age to smoke?

Kelowna residents weigh in on raising the legal age to smoke in B.C.

With B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake’s recent announcement asking the province to look at raising the legal smoking age from 19 to 21, the Kelowna Capital News wanted to find out what local residents think.

Lake brought up the issue in a Tweet on Tuesday, after formally addressing the issue in a government news release on National Non-Smoking Week that kicked off Sunday.

In the U.S. both Hawaii and California already had a legal smoking age of 21.

With the prospect of this issue becoming a topic of discussion for the B.C. government the Kelowna Capital News decided to speak with residents about their thoughts on raising the legal age of smoking in the province.

Let us know what you think about raising the legal age of smoking, let us know by hovering over the Home tab and clicking ‘contact us’.

Watch here.

Just Posted

Kripps strikes silver in Austria

Kripps and Lumsden, had the second-fastest runs in both heats

Skiers in the groove at Apex

Competitors in full swing at Canadian Selections this weekend.

Penticton Subway making it fresh for Soupateria

Subway shops are donating 600 inches of subs, 100 cookies and drinks to Soupateria Dec. 20

What’s shaking at the museum

Kids got to learn about earthquakes Saturday at the museum.

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

Meningococcal clinics open this Sunday

Interior Health is stepping up efforts to get young people vaccinated against Meningococcal.

Update: RCMP arrest domestic assault suspect west of Kamloops.

The RCMP Emergency Response Team made the arrest at around 4:30 p.m.

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

Column: Make it a green Christmas

Instead of purchasing a cuddly stuffie this year, put your money towards helping the real thing.

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Interior Health holding immunization clinic in Vernon Saturday

IH issues list of Okanagan meningococcal immunization clinics

Most Read