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Should The Minimum Age For Buying Cigarettes Be Raised To 21?

Hawaii is proposing to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes from 18 to 21. Should the minimum age be 21?

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last 24 hours | sacbee
California Senate approves increase in legal age to buy tobacco - Sacramento Bee
"...Senate Bill 151 aims to keep cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers. Nine in 10 smokers take up the habit by age 18, according to the American Lung Association in California, and 36,000 California kids start smoking each year. Cigarettes are the single most dangerous consumer product ever sold, said Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, the measure's author. It's time to stop allowing tobacco companies to make their deadly product so readily available to our youth. Read more here:" see full article

1354 days ago | duluthnewstribune
Tobacco control advocates eye raising purchasing age to 21 in Minnesota - Duluth News Tribune
"...More than 9 of every 10 smokers start before the age of 19 or 20, a reality that is behind the nascent movement to raise the legal age for buying tobacco, Mowery said.Earlier efforts, which public health officials credit with reducing smoking rates, have centered on raising tobacco taxes and banning smoking in public places.Teenagers are especially sensitive to price increases spurred by tax increases, which have been shown to be the most effective means to date of curbing youth smoking, Mowery said...." see full article

1367 days ago | fool
In This State, the Gloves Have Come Off in the War Against Tobacco - Motley Fool
"...Compounding this problem is that there are an increasing number of alternative for teens and young adults to turn to that could get them hooked on the idea of smoking, or nicotine itself. Access to electronic cigarettes in a variety of flavors, as well as hookahs, could provide a potential gateway for ongoing nicotine reliance...." see full article

1385 days ago | northjersey
Bergen towns dominate field with tobacco-sale limits -
"...New Jersey has emerged as a leader when it comes to tightening age restrictions on tobacco use. While most states have set 18 as the age at which residents can purchase tobacco products, New Jersey raised its minimum age to 19 in 2006...." see full article

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