Growing Number of States Raise Legal Sales Age for Tobacco Products to 21

An increasing number of states are raising the legal sales age for tobacco products to 21, according to the American Heart Association.

So far this year, eight states have enacted measures to raise the legal sales age of tobacco products to 21, bringing the total number of state laws to 14. New York and Texas are expected to enact similar laws soon.

Walmart, Walgreens and Rite Aid have announced they will soon stop selling tobacco to anyone under the age of 21, the article notes.

In April, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he will introduce national legislation to raise the minimum legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21. Some anti-tobacco advocates say such a measure could harm minors by preventing other regulation efforts.

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