DONATE NOW ➤

Tag Archives: 18

Tobacco 21: Campaign Case Study

This case study is intended as a teaching device for municipalities that are just getting started or have already begun working to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21.   Local Law No. “C” for 2016 A local law of the county of Albany, NY prohibiting the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, liquid nicotine,… Read the full article >

Posted in , , , , | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

California Lawmakers Vote to Raise Smoking, Vaping Age to 21

California lawmakers voted Thursday to raise the legal age for purchasing and using tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21, putting the nation’s most populous state on the brink of becoming only the second after Hawaii to bar teenagers from lighting up, dipping or vaping. Before it can become law, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown must… Read the full article >

Posted in , , | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

Raise the Legal Age for Cigarette Sales to 21

The biggest reason to raise the legal age to 21 is to reduce young people’s access to tobacco when they are more likely to become addicted and when their brains are still developing. Studies have found that nicotine, the main addictive ingredient in cigarettes, can impair cognition among young people. About 90 percent of adult… Read the full article >

Posted in , , | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

Princeton, NJ bans tobacco sales to customers under 21

Princeton has become the fifth New Jersey town to ban tobacco sales to customers under 21. The town’s health board unanimously adopted the ordinance. Read more>

Posted in , , | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

Tobacco Free Generation

In Tasmania, Australia last week, a bill was introduced to the Legislative Council that would create a “Tobacco Free Generation.”  You can read the draft text of the bill here>. The phrase tobacco free generation is used widely and it often has different meanings. Some use it to describe a social movement that encourages young… Read the full article >

Posted in , , , | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Increasing the Minimum Age

In the past few years, several localities have increased the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21. The first to increase the minimum sales age to 21 was Needham, MA, a suburb of Boston, in 2005. Following implementation of the law, smoking rates among Needham high-school students dropped almost in half between 2006 and… Read the full article >

Posted in , , | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

NY to Raise Tobacco Buying Age to 21

Young New Yorkers who want to light up will soon have to wait for their 21st birthdays before they can buy a pack of smokes after lawmakers in the nation’s most populous city voted overwhelmingly to raise the tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21. The City Council’s vote Wednesday makes New York the biggest city… Read the full article >

Posted in , | Also tagged , , , , , Leave a comment
  • Recent Tweets