Beneficial or Not, America Doesn't Want a Smoking Age Increase

March 15, 2015 1:18 PM

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Anti-smoking campaigners across the US have been lobbying for an increase to minimum smoking ages for decades now to little avail. However, new research suggests that long-standing cries for change in order to reduce illness and death rates across the country could indeed have solid evidence to support them.

Conducted by the Institute of Medicine, the study suggests that the benefits of increasing the minimum smoking age to 21 would be far too abundant and measurable to overlook the proposal any longer. The team behind the report looked at the possible effects of raising the minimum smoking age to 19, 2...

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