There was no news coverage two weeks ago when researchers in Minnesota announced their findings that raising the legal age to buy tobacco, from 18 to 21, “significantly” reduced tobacco use among eighth- and ninth-graders.
Probably because that was the whole idea, precisely what we had been told would be the outcome here in Minnesota after lawmakers voted to enact what’s often referred to as Tobacco 21. The laws and policies are meant to restrict and reduce young people’s access to tobacco products. The new higher tobacco age went into effect in Minnesota in July 2020.
Read the full article at Duluth New Tribune: Our View: Minnesota research shows Tobacco 21 is working | Duluth News Tribune