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Have Tobacco 21 Laws Come of Age?

The New England journal of medicine | 24 Mar 2016

SR Morain, JP Winickoff and MM Mello
Abstract
On January 20, 2016, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill passed with strong bipartisan support by his state legislature that would have raised New Jersey’s minimum age of sale for tobacco products to 21. The veto is a setback in an otherwise accelerating movement toward dissemination of “Tobacco 21” laws as a new tool for reducing young people’s access to cigarettes and e-cigarettes. In 2013, only 8 U.S. localities had adopted Tobacco 21 laws. By March 2016, at least 125 localities and the state of Hawaii had done so, and California was on the cusp of following suit. . . .
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Kentucky, Filipino American, Tobacco, United States Congress, United States Constitution, Asian American, New Jersey, United States
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