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.