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Raising to 21 Smoking Age Reduces Youth Tobacco Use

In 2005 Needham, the suburb of Boston, in its attempt to reduce tobacco use among youth decided to increase the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. The measure resulted in significant tobacco use drop among high school students. It was a two times decline and this was a greatest result compared to surrounding suburbs. Needham with its … Continue reading Continue reading

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Youth Against Tobacco Marketing in Vermont

This week in the US state of Vermont took place two important events that promoted the idea of protecting young people from tobacco use. At the beginning of the week, on February 3, took place march and rally on the State Capitol in Montpelier. The other day the University of Vermont hosted a Tobacco-Free College Campus Summit. In the rally … Continue reading

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California Aims to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Last week on Thursday, a lawmaker in California proposed a law which increases the legal age to smoke cigarettes from 18 to 21. He explains that he was inspired from similar initiative by Washington lawyer. The proposal comes after top health official in California told that e-cigarettes are harmful and their increasing popularity threatens to unravel the hard and long … Continue reading

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Arlington Raises Age to Buy Tobacco to 20

Arlington, Massachusetts, is going to increase minimum age to buy tobacco products to 20. The change comes into action from July 1, 2014. The next year the legal age to buy cigarettes will be increased one more time, to 21. The proposal to make these changes came from Arlington Board of Health which passed these regulations in 2013. Previously the … Continue reading

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FDA Banned Sale of Several Tobacco Products

Under the 2009 law, the FDA for the first time prohibited in the USA sale of four hand-rolled cigarettes. The FDA wrote in a statement that these cigarettes are called bidis and are manufactured by Jash International. The tobacco company failed to meet the requirements of the Tobacco Control Act, which is created to reduce tobacco addiction among youth. The … Continue reading

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