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Committees in the Illinois House and Senate have voted to move forward with discussion on a proposal to boost the smoking age from 18 to 21. 
 
Mark Denzler with the Illinois Manufacturer's Association calls the proposal a government overreach.
 
 
Denzler also has a more practical concern, young Illinoisans turning to other states to make their purchase....
 
 
The Illinois Retail Merchants Association is also expressing opposition to the increased smoking age. 

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