Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the number of states, territories, and the District of Columbia that establish 21 years as the minimum age for tobacco product sales

Baseline: 9 states (including DC and some territories) had laws that establish 21 years as the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products in 2018

Target: 30 States (including DC and some Territories)

Target Setting Method
Projection

Summary

Almost all adults who smoke started as adolescents or young adults. Raising the minimum age for tobacco sales to 21 years can prevent tobacco initiation in adolescents and young adults.

Workgroup: Tobacco Use Workgroup