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Tobacco 21 Laws

Tobacco 21 Laws

 

This grades tells you whether your state has increased the age at which stores can sell tobacco products to people. Increasing the minimum age of sale to 21 will decrease smoking by kids. These laws are often referred to as "Tobacco 21" laws. Increasing the tobacco sales age helps prevent tobacco use among youth by making it harder for teens to purchase tobacco products. Teens in high school often rely on friends who are 18 or older to purchase tobacco products for them; increasing the age to 21 reduces that access preventing kids from becoming addicted to tobacco.

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