Bechara Choucair

Tobacco 21 is on the Move Across America

On this year’s World No Tobacco Day, I am excited to acknowledge the momentum of policy change in the country right now. There is a movement with real power to pass laws to protect people, especially children, from tobacco and its harms. Tobacco 21 laws, which raise the minimum legal age of sale for tobacco from 18 to 21, are passing in cities and towns all over America. This is something to be proud of – this stunning groundswell of support was simply unthinkable only a few years ago.