RI: Ask House Finance committee to support raising age of sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21


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Support H5603 to raise the tobacco sale age to 21

Dear [Decision Maker],

As a volunteer with ACS CAN and a resident of Rhode Island, I write to urge you to support H5603 to increase the age of sale for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21.

The use of e-cigarettes among our youth has reached epidemic proportions. Usage rates of tobacco products have tripled in middle and high schools in the past 2 years. Given that 95% of smoker start before age 21, increasing the age of sale from 18 to 21 will limit opportunities for teens to begin regular daily use.

By increasing the age of sale of all tobacco product, including e-cigarettes, we can curb youth tobacco use and reduce the impact of tobacco on Rhode Island. Twelve states and over 450 municipalities have already acted, with more states anticipated to do so soon. It's time that Rhode Island steps up to join the rest of the country in protecting our youth.

I look forward to hearing your response.

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