Guam’s Speaker of the Legislature, Senator Ben Cruz, has been a supporter of tobacco 21 in Guam for the past three years. His work shows dedication to protecting the youth in Guam from the dangers of tobacco use. In 2016, his bill passed the legislature, but was then left on the governor’s desk to remain unsigned. This year, it seems like the momentum for tobacco 21 has finally swung around to Guam, with a 15-0 vote in the legislature to pass the minimum legal sales age increase, it will be hard for the governor to deny this pressing issue again. Many thanks to Senator Cruz for his dedication to public health and promoting the healthy lives of his constituents.


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