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Health organizations push Delaware lawmakers to change smoking age to 21

Health organizations push DE...

DELAWARE - 95% of adult smokers have their first cigarette before 21 and almost 81% before the legal age of 18. 

That's why health organizations are pushing for Delaware law makers to change the smoking age from 18 to 21. 

There isn't a bill for it just yet, but health groups like the American Lung Association, American Heart Association and American Cancer Society are urging this change. 

Just today, the American Lung Association released the State of Tobacco Report. This report evaluates tobacco control laws and will be released to every lawmaker in the first state to educate officials. 

Five other states have already passed this legislation and organizers hope Delaware can be another state to add to that list. 


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