A Montana Newspaper has weighed in on raising the minimum legal sales age (MLSA) to 21. The author, Maia Dickerson, is a Tobacco Prevention Specialist at RiverStone Health in Billings, MT. Her experience and immersion in tobacco prevention makes her a perfect voice for tobacco 21 in her community.

In a state like Montana, where local age increases for tobacco products are expressly preempted in state law, it is still important to start the conversation at the local level. By creating a groundswell of local support and involving stakeholders representative of those communities, state legislators are much more likely to consider legislation.


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Lincolnshire, Illinois raises the age
Last week, Lincolnshire, Illinois trustees decided unanimously to adopt #T21! They are one of many communities around Chicago to continue the city's lead in raising the age, which the city passed in 2016.
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Yahoo for Lincolnshire, Illinois for raising their smoking age to 21 !