Phillips County Increases Legal Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

A Delta county with the highest smoking rates in the state has made a step to extinguish this trend.

Phillips County has raised the age to legally buy and consume tobacco products to 21 years old.

The county seat, Helena/West Helena, raised the smoking age to 21 two years ago, but as of last week, the law has expanded county-wide.

After being ranked the least healthy county in the state by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, some say this vote was to help change its negative direction.

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September 3, 2018