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Truth Initiative backs T21

“Truth Initiative® strongly supports raising the minimum age of sale for all tobacco products to 21 as part of a strong tobacco control policy program.” Truth® is one of the most prevalent tobacco control groups in the United States. Established


Vermont periodontist publishes commentary on T21

Journalism working to find the truth A project of The Vermont Journalism Trust, VTdigger.org, published a commentary on Tobacco 21 last week. The commentary is in favor of raising the MLSA and highlights a number of reasons (21) to implement this


Cook County Public Health Tobacco 21 page

Local Health Department Support Cook County Department of Public Health has created a webpage for their Tobacco 21 initiatives. They highlight the benefits of raising the Minimum Legal Sales Age and provide other useful resources. CCDPH created a useful factsheet,


Stanford history professor tracks big tobacco

Incorporating history into public health Dr. Robert Proctor, professor at Stanford and author of Golden Holocaust, has been using history’s lessons for many years to further public health. Golden Holocaust highlights the tobacco industry’s creation and manipulation of the cigarette to make


Minnesota taking a harder look at raising the sales age

Local movement spurs more interest Since Edina, MN passed their sales age increase back in May, there has been an uprising interest around the state. We have seen MLSA policies spread similarly to this in many states, Massachusetts, Kansas, and


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Legislators in Maryland are considering T21 after getting a failing grade from the American Lung Association for its efforts to increase the purchase age to 21.

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Legislators in Maryland are considering T21 after getting a failing grade from the American Lung Association for its efforts to increase the purchase age to 21. 

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3 days ago

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Senator Fred S. Martin in Idaho wrote a nice piece in the Idaho Press-Tribune on why he's supportING T21 in Idaho!

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Senator Fred S. Martin in Idaho wrote a nice piece in the Idaho Press-Tribune on why hes supportING T21 in Idaho! 

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Whoever is angry face emoji (most unmanly thing, just tell me you don't like my opinion and why) I don't think anyone should smoke. I smoked for 17 years until I quit. The smell diusgust me. But let's be perfectly honest. If government feels it's ok to send my 18 year old child to fight and possibly die and be responsible for multi million dollar equipment, but think 18 is too young to smoke. Obviously the bigger issue is the govt thinks fighting in a war is safer than cigarettes. That's what you should be piss ed about

If that is your take I understand but why did they raise the legal age to 21 for alcohol? Think about it. The developing brain grows way into the early twenties. Protecting the health of our youth is important to most people. Protecting our country is a complete different issue.