Doesn't that make you angry?
And though they might not know this, teens may be living it: almost all nicotine use starts in adolescence, when experimentation and risk-taking are part of normal development.3 We’re looking at you, e-cigarettes.
Here's the part that should really upset you: early nicotine exposure alters teens’ brains and makes them addicts.4 Why? Because the human brain develops through the mid-twenties, making teens extra vulnerable to addiction.
But together, we can put a roadblock in the path to addiction – we can raise the minimum sales age of tobacco to 21. Raise your hand. Raise your voice.#UpTheAge
TOBACCO 21 IS THE LAW OF THE LAND
In December 2019, the Tobacco 21 legislation was included in the federal year-end legislative package and passed by both houses of Congress. President Trump signed the bill into law on December 20, 2019 and it immediately took effect. Thank you to all who advocated for the bill.