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Connecticut minimum age to buy tobacco increases

Connecticut minimum age to buy tobacco increases

Marina Engler '22, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Connecticut residents must now be 21 or older to buy products containing tobacco effective Oct. 1. Healthcare officials and lawmakers alike concluded that the bill, passed in June 2019, is necessary to stop habitual smoking in teenagers. “95 percent of smokers start their habit before reaching...

Higher ages for tobacco purchases may help decrease teen smoking

Higher ages for tobacco purchases may help decrease teen smoking

April 8, 2018

By Isabella Bullock '19 After five states -- California, New Jersey, Oregon, Hawaii and Maine-- raised the legal age limit for tobacco to 21, Connecticut is considering doing the same. According to Tobacco-Free Kids, 95 percent of adult smokers started when they were teens, and according to “Editorial: Raise The Connecticut Smoking Age To 21”,...

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