Trick Or Treat! Do Not Be Fooled By Industry Support Of Tobacco 21.
Statement of Rob Crane, MD, President, Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation
On Halloween the FDA issued a statement describing their ongoing conversations with the tobacco industry happening as a result of the recent epidemic of youth use of electronic cigarettes. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb reported that some tobacco manufacturers support “raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21 years of age.”
Local governments can raise the tobacco purchase-use-possess (PUP) age to 21 plus use their zoning, licensing and taxation authorities to drive out and keep out smoke shops, hookah lounges, vape shops and cigar lounges in order to denormalize nicotine substance abuse.🚫