Sales of Tobacco Products to Anyone Under 21 Now Illegal
The Food and Drug Administration has raised the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years, USA Today reports.
Smokers who have to walk farther to buy cigarettes are more likely to quit, a new study suggests. Researchers found that for every one-third of a mile smokers had to walk to the nearest tobacco outlet, there was a 20 to 60 percent increase in the odds they would stop smoking.
The distance that former smokers lived from the nearest tobacco outlet had no impact on whether they started smoking again, the study found.