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Naperville stores must raise tobacco sale age to 21 – Daily Herald

The move reduces the likelihood cigarettes will make their way into high schools through teens’ social networks, advocates said…


Get Ready for Tobacco 21! – Lee’s Summit Tribune

Lee’s Summit is about to get healthier! Starting December 1, 2016, it will be illegal to sell or provide tobacco (including cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco), electronic cigarettes…


St. Louis Acts to Protect Kids, Save Lives by Raising Tobacco Age to 21 – Tobacco Free Kids

St. Louis is providing strong leadership in the fight against tobacco – the No. 1 cause of preventable death – and setting a terrific example…

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Cancer survivors call for Vermont to increase tobacco sales age to 21 – Vermont Biz

We can come closer to a generation of Vermonters never picking up this deadly addiction in the first place if we increase the sale age of tobacco to 21…


Raise the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21, says physicians group – Cantech Letter

A group of physicians from the Ottawa Hospital and another representing the American Thoracic Society Tobacco Action Committee has come out in favour of a campaign called Tobacco 21…


Editorial: Raise the tobacco purchase age to 21 – Albert Lea Tribune

It’s time to raise the age for purchasing tobacco products in Minnesota to 21, up from 18. It’s simple logic…

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20:  Julia Boyle enjoys an electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Editorial: A good step to fight a lifetime of nicotine addiction – St. Louis Today

She adds that the bill’s purpose is to prevent teens from getting addicted to tobacco product, not to restrict their freedoms.


Editorial: A good step to fight a lifetime of nicotine addiction – St. Louis Dispatch

Highly addictive nicotine is the core problem. Tobacco companies have known this for decades and even juiced up the nicotine content in their products to help boost sales and profits.


Cattaraugus Co. to raise tobacco purchasing age – WKBW Buffalo

On Wednesday, the county legislature considered a bill that would bump the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. The bill easily passed the legislature…


Editorial: Raise the age – Lawrence Journal-World

As with alcohol and gambling, it makes sense to delay the decision to use such products until the age of 21. The Tobacco 21 initiative can save lives and is a cause worth supporting…


Raising tobacco purchase age saves lives, money – St. Louis Today

Imagine if we could reduce by half the number of teens who use tobacco, and prevent a lifetime habit that leads to high risks for cancer, heart disease and stroke…


St. Louis County Outlaws Sale of Cigarettes, E-Cigs to People Under 21 – Riverfront Times

St. Louis County is now one of more than 190 cities, including Columbia and parts of the Kansas City metro, to pass Tobacco 21 legislation…


The Doctor Is In: Major benefit of Tobacco 21 laws is postponing access – Naples News

The greater good for impressionable adolescents is to at least postpone access to tobacco to age 21. That will help these youngsters live longer, happier and healthier lives….


St. Louis County looks to raise minimum age for tobacco purchases – STL Today

“The start of the school year is the perfect time to hit the reset button,” Page said. “It is far too easy to purchase tobacco products in St. Louis County…”

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Tobacco 21 movement adds Lee’s Summit – The Examiner

Lee’s Summit became the latest city to pass a Tobacco 21 ordinance – prohibiting the sale and purchase of tobacco products, alternative nicotine products and vapor products…


Letters to the editor: Tobacco 21 – Naperville Sun

The costs of treating smoking-related illnesses are astronomical. Illinois currently spends $5.49 billion, $2 billion of that from the state’s Medicaid program…

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POINT OF VIEW It is time for 21 – Palm Beach Post

Increasing the access age for all nicotine and tobacco products is the most promising strategy to prevent lifelong addiction among our youth…


States, cities raising their minimum age for tobacco sales to 21: Protecting youth – APHA The Nation’s Health

Public health is taking a strong stance in making sure increased tobacco purchasing age laws are enforced…


Verde Valley Town Could Be The Next To Ban Tobacco Sales To People Under 21 – KJZZ

The Yavapai County Anti-Smoking Coalition of Youth stood before the Clarkdale Town Council on Tuesday in hopes they would craft a similar ordinance…


Schenectady County passes Tobacco 21 law – CBS Albany

According to a Siena Poll in December 2015, 59% of Schenectady county residents strongly supported raising the purchase age to 21…