The Board of Health narrowly approved raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 on Thursday, making this city the first in the region to do so. “Our mission is to prevent, promote, protect…”
"Finish it!" with immediate steeply higher tobacco taxes plus T21. Teenagers and twentysomethings on an allowance or in entry level jobs are easily priced out of the tobacco market and by the time their incomes increase later they are past the age when 90% of nicotine addicts start smoking. This will create a tobacco-free generation.