The Essex County Human Services Committee is considering a new proposal to increase the legal age of purchase for tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years old.
Raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products would create inconsistencies with how the state and federal government define adulthood for other purposes, including:
Minors should not use tobacco products, but this proposal to increase the minimum age law would have many unintended consequences. Tell your legislators you oppose this proposal and any other attempts to unfairly target adult tobacco consumers.
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