CT: Tobacco 21 Petition

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  • Connecticut Lawmakers

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Increase the tobacco purchase age to 21

Dear [Decision Maker],

Connecticut youth have big dreams, but Big Tobacco has other plans. Each year the tobacco industry spends more than $80 million on marketing tobacco products in our state, in part to entice the next generation of smokers.

Big Tobacco knows that 95% of adult smokers begin smoking before they turn 21.

A study by the Institute of Medicine predicted that raising the minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 could decrease the prevalence of smoking by 12% saving thousands of lives and millions of dollars.

Please increase the minimum tobacco sales age to protect Connecticut's youth and keep them from becoming the next generation of smokers.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]