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Massachusetts Raises Tobacco Sale Age to 21

Congratulations to Massachusetts' advocates on their Tobacco 21 victory - will Rhode Island be next?

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On July 27th, Massachusetts' Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a youth tobacco prevention bill that raises the sale age for tobacco products (including electronic cigarettes) from 18 to 21. The new law - which also adds e-cigarettes to the state's smoke-free workplace law and prohibits the sale of tobacco in pharmacies - is a major step forward in protecting youth and young people from tobacco and nicotine addiction.

Let's keep the momentum going and make Rhode Island the next state to raise the tobacco sale age to 21! #Tobacco21RI will be one of the American Heart Association's top priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session - and we'll need your help to get this bill through the legislature and to the Governor's desk. Please keep an eye out for action alerts in the coming months!

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