State lawmakers are holding hearings today on bills that aim to cut down on youth tobacco use. Laura Smith with Minnesotans For a Smoke-free Generation says Minnesotans overwhelmingly support tobacco prevention policies–and when it comes to children…

“Tobacco 21 will prevent youth tobacco use and save lives, and its passed at the federal level but we need state action to make sure that we have strong enforcement and compliance and make the most of this life-saving law.”

A bill up for discussion in the state Senate (1 pm) would make the legal tobacco buying age 21 statewide. And today’s House hearing (2:30) focuses on two bills–one that would ban flavored tobacco products; the other would prohibit smoking in a vehicle when kids under 18 are inside.