Communities discuss Tobacco 21 policy.
hero_image_alt_text===Teen rejecting a cigarette
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Students in Keene and Dover NH are starting conversations in their communities about the ongoing tobacco use problem among teens and young adults. They see kids in their schools and neighborhoods using tobacco products, including electronic devices, are growing rates. Youth advocates know more needs to be done to address this addictive habit, including policy change within their own towns. In particular, these students want their local officials to consider raising the minimum legal sales age for tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. They know that if kids stay off tobacco up to turning 21, they are far less likely to become regular tobacco users as adults.