The Central Falls City Council approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco in the city to 21. They are the first in Rhode Island to do so. According to a Facebook post by City Councilor Carlene Fonseca, the proposal was approved by a 5-2 vote on Monday night. ... See MoreSee Less
"Raising the age does mean fewer new [users]," student Daniel Thomas told members of the Palm Coast City Council last week. "Research has shown that in their 20s, people are less willing to try ... than if they were to [try] when they were younger."
Randy KovarI hope the smoking age in your county goes up to 21.That can save lives. I live in New York State and the smoking age in NYC as well as Suffolk County and their smoking age limits went up to 21. The smoking age in the town of North Hempstead in Nassau County had its smoking age raised to 21 which will take effect this coming March 1st barring anything unexpected.
"As a family physician, I always think it's better to prevent disease than to cure it, and one of the best things we can do in Oregon to prevent disease is to stop people from using ... and other dangerous products that contain nicotine and other harmful substances," said Sen. Steiner Hayward, who has lost family members to ... related illnesses. ... See MoreSee Less
"Tobacco 21 is a vital issue. Youth have no idea how damaging nicotine and tobacco is on their growing brain. My beloved grandfather passed away from tobacco related health issues and I hope that my efforts with Tobacco 21 will decrease or STOP any further tobacco addiction. Let us stop another generation of tobacco users now!" - April S. Eastern Region Director, Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation
“My goal is to protect the future and present citizens of Klamath Falls and prevent...related illnesses and deaths in generations yet to come,” Klamath County Public Health Director Courtney Vanbragt said. ... See MoreSee Less