A new bill introduced in Hawaii's State House proposes banning cigarette sales to anyone under 100 years old by 2024.
Villagers have defended the tradition.
"It is a normal tradition for us because it has existed for many years," resident Rui Sergio said.
The research found that teenagers who had smoked more than 100 cigarettes or tended to binge drink had stiffer arteries than those who did not.
Spending a long weekend in one of Europe’s major cities might be enjoyable – but they can come with the same health impact as smoking one to four cigarettes.
EU system "influenced by tobacco companies" underplays damage of smoking, Dutch study claims.
World No Tobacco Day
Report underlines falling consumption in the West, but big five tobacco companies replacing lost markets by agressively expanding elsewhere.
In 2017, 26.9% of 18- to 75-year-olds smoked every day, compared to 29.4% a year earlier, according to the study by France's public health agency.
It's not as simple as replacing a very harmful product with a less harmful one, writes the head of the European Respiratory Society's Tobacco Control Committee.