2015 News

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Hawaii Becomes First State To Raise Smoking Age To 21 – Huffington Post

We are proud to once again be at the forefront of the nation in tobacco prevention and control,” Virginia Pressler, the state’s director of health, said in a statement…


Independence Joins KC And KCK In Raising Age For Tobacco Sales To 21 – KCUR

The vote was the latest victory for the Tobacco 21 | KC initiative, part of the Healthy KC campaign launched by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and scores of other organizations…


Boston raises tobacco-buying age to 21 – Boston Globe

“It is our responsibility to do what we can to guide our young people and create a healthier future for all Bostonians,” Walsh said in a statement this week…


More than 100 U.S. cities raise smoking age to 21 – Cleveland.com

In raising the legal age for tobacco products to 21, Cleveland followed the lead of more than 100 U.S. cities, including New York and Kansas City in both Kansas and Missouri…


Cleveland bans tobacco, e-cigarette sales to people under 21 – Cleveland.com

Soon, smokers under the age of 21 will not be able to buy cigarettes, tobacco or other smoking products, including electronic cigarettes, in the city of Cleveland…


Raise the Smoking Age to 21 – Bloomberg View

Bolder steps to prevent and reduce tobacco addiction are needed — like the one Hawaii took last summer when it raised the legal age for tobacco purchases to 21…

(Boston, MA 111815 ) Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks during a news conference regarding new tobacco regulations at Fenway High School in Boston, Massachusetts November 18, 2015.    Staff Photo by Chitose Suzuki

Marty Walsh seeking to increase tobacco minimum age to 21 – Boston Herald

Mayor Martin J. Walsh yesterday proposed raising the minimum age at which people can buy tobacco or nicotine products — including e-cigarettes — from 18 to 21…

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New Albany latest to ban tobacco sales to those under-21 – Columbus Dispatch

The under-21 tobacco ban is the hot law these days in Franklin County. Dispatch Reporter Earl Rinehart reports that the New Albany City Council voted on Tuesday to…

PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 20, 2015) Chief petty officers and chief petty officer selectees stand at parade rest during a Pearl Harbor honors and heritage morning colors ceremony at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Visitor Center on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Hosted by Navy Region Hawaii in coordination with the National Park Service, the theme for the ceremony was the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in the Pacific, in honor of those who have served and are currently serving the nation. The event also recognized approximately 40 Navy chief petty officer selects in attendance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Johans Chavarro/Released)

Young enough to not die from smoking – Navy Medicine

But, turning that argument on its head: “If someone is young enough to fight for their country, they should be free from addiction to a deadly drug.”


KC, Wyandotte County raise legal age for tobacco purchases to 21 – Kansas City Star

Hoping to curb underage smoking — and keep some teens from ever lighting up — Kansas City and Wyandotte County on Thursday banned sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products to people under age 21…


KC and KCK should raise legal age to 21 to reduce teenage smoking – Kansas City Star

The timing couldn’t be better for two area cities on Thursday to vote on raising the legal age from 18 to 21 to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes…


LETTER: Bill would fight youth smoking – The Daily Journal

According to the American Heart Association, smoking is responsible for killing more than 480,000 Americans annually — including 11,800 New Jerseyans — making it the No. 1 cause of death…


Wyckoff imposes new smoking, tobacco sales restrictions – North Jersey

The Township Committee last week banned smoking in public parking lots and the sale of nicotine products to anyone under 21. The ordinances were approved by a vote of 4-0…


Age to buy tobacco must go up – Kansas City Star

As speakers talked about Tobacco 21|KC at a news conference last month, I kept drifting back to the late 1960s and early 1970s when my Southwest High School classmates in St. Louis protested for a student smoking lounge…


Smoke free new year for under 21s in Attleboro – The Sun Chronicle

A ban on the sale of tobacco and nicotine products to anyone under the age of 21 will become law in Attleboro on Jan. 1…


EDITORIAL: Minimum age for smoking, e-cigs should be raised to 21 – Beaumont Enterprise

When the national drinking age was raised from 18 to 21, many people said the change would never work – and was unfair too…


Raise the Age to 21 – E Missourian

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging policymakers to raise the minimum age people could buy nicotine products, that includes cigarettes and e-cigarettes, to 21…


Paterson raises cigarette buying age to 21 – Paterson Times

The measure bars anyone underage the age of 21 from purchasing tobacco, nicotine, nicotine delivery products, smoking devices, and anything else that can be smoked, according to the ordinance…


The American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Sweeping Recommendations on Tobacco and E-Cigarettes – American Academy of Pediatrics

The AAP now strongly recommends the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, should be increased to age 21 nationwide…

Dr. Daniel Ouellette. Photo courtesy of Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Hospital pulmonologist advocates raising smoking age to 21 – News Herald

Henry Ford Hospital pulmonologist Dr. Daniel Ouellette, who during his 31-year career in medicine has seen the harmful effects of smoking on his patients, is advocating to raise the smoking age to 21…