Should We Raise The Legal Age to Buy Tobacco to 21?

March 15, 2015 4:34 AM

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According to the new report by the Institute of Medicine, many more lives would be spared in the United States if we would just adopt a higher minimum smoking age. The current proposal is to raise the age for buying cigarettes (and tobacco products, in general) to 21.

However, before you make your decision you should know one thing: The FDA cannot raise the minimum legal age (MLA) for the purchase of tobacco products.

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