More support from the medical community comes in the form of Dr. Uma B. Mishra of Orange County Radiation Oncology’s open letter to Orange County leaders. His emphasis on 95% of smoking initiation happening before the age of 21 further strengthens messages and rationale from the public health and medical communities around the United States.
We at the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation also encourage Orange County to fully enforce the new minimum legal sales age law. Increased enforcement and compliance checks using youth decoys, as well as retailer education, are crucial to the success of Tobacco 21 laws. Thank you to Dr. Mishra for your public support of Tobacco 21 and its life-saving capabilities.