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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 life-saving policy.

A doctor’s point of view

Dr. Nevin Zablotsky, a retired periodontist, writes from an educated point of view on tobacco’s harmful effects. As a dentist who specializes in prevention and a senior consultant on tobacco issues for a dental school, Dr. Zablotsky’s commentary holds much weight in this discussion.

Thank you to Dr. Zablotsky for using this stage to hold the legislature accountable and shine a light on Tobacco 21. Read more below on these 21 reasons to pass Tobacco 21, not only in Vermont, but across the country!

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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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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.