American Heart Association

Phoenix, Mesa voters want to raise smoking age to 21, polling finds

From KTAR—A clear majority of voters in the Valley’s two biggest cities want to see the legal smoking age raised from 18 to 21.

Around two-thirds of voters in Phoenix and Mesa support the idea of increasing the age for buying tobacco and vaping products, according to polls released Tuesday by Valley-based OH Predictive Insights.

Increasing the Smoking Age Has Wide Support in Pima County

From Arizona Public Media—Residents of Pima County and Tucson approve of efforts to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21 by a 2-to-1 margin.

The poll conducted by OH Predictive Insights on behalf of the American Heart Association shows 64 percent of Pima County residents approve of raising the age to buy tobacco.