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American Lung Association Applauds Delaware Governor for Putting the Health of our Children First

(January 17, 2019) - CHICAGO

“The American Lung Association is extremely excited to see support from Governor Carney on Tobacco 21 legislation, which will save Delaware’s youth from a lifetime of tobacco addiction. Increasing the minimum legal age of sale for all tobacco products to 21 will help save lives. One important component of the Tobacco 21 legislation is that it includes e-cigarettes. The Lung Association is very concerned that we are at risk of losing another generation to tobacco-caused diseases as the result of e-cigarettes.  Therefore, we applaud Governor Carney for putting the health of our children first, and for showing support for increasing the tobacco products sales age from 18 to 21 in Delaware.”

Learn more about e-cigarettes and lung health at Lung.org/ecigs. For media interested in speaking with an expert about e-cigarettes, tobacco use and lung health, contact the American Lung Association at [email protected] or 717-503-3903.

 

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About the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.

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