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Minimum Age For Tobacco Purchases

The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Should You Have To Be 21 to Buy Cigarettes?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley have proposed raising the minimum age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21. The idea is that people become regular smokers between the ages of 18 and 21, so making it harder for younger people to purchase tobacco would prevent them from becoming addicts.

Listeners: Do you agree? Should the age to legally purchase tobacco be raised from 18 to 21? 212-433-WNYC.

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