Poll shows support for raising tobacco sale age in Tennessee

By ClarksvilleNow.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – NashvilleHealth, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and CityHealth recently released new poll results that show a strong majority of Tennesseans are in favor of raising the tobacco sale age to 21, with an overwhelming majority saying vaping products and electronic cigarettes should be included in the law.

Support for Tobacco 21 is broad and deep across the state, crossing partisan, ideological, demographic and geographic lines.

According to the poll, 63 percent of Tennessee voters support increasing the minimum age for tobacco sales from 18 to 21, and 86 percent believe vaping products and e-cigarettes should be included. Intensity is strong with 48 percent of voters saying they strongly favor the tobacco age increase.

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