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Vermont periodontist publishes commentary on T21

Journalism working to find the truth A project of The Vermont Journalism Trust,, published a commentary on Tobacco 21 last week. The commentary is in favor of raising the MLSA and highlights a number of reasons (21) to implement this

Cook County Public Health Tobacco 21 page

Local Health Department Support Cook County Department of Public Health has created a webpage for their Tobacco 21 initiatives. They highlight the benefits of raising the Minimum Legal Sales Age and provide other useful resources. CCDPH created a useful factsheet,

Stanford history professor tracks big tobacco

Incorporating history into public health Dr. Robert Proctor, professor at Stanford and author of Golden Holocaust, has been using history’s lessons for many years to further public health. Golden Holocaust highlights the tobacco industry’s creation and manipulation of the cigarette to make

Minnesota taking a harder look at raising the sales age

Local movement spurs more interest Since Edina, MN passed their sales age increase back in May, there has been an uprising interest around the state. We have seen MLSA policies spread similarly to this in many states, Massachusetts, Kansas, and

With Governor’s signature, Oregon becomes 5th state to raise sales age

Oregon joins HI, CA, NJ, & ME This week, Governor Kate Brown signed SB 754 into law. In a surprise move, Oregon went from being poised as the 3rd state to raise the age to the 5th, behind New Jersey and Maine.