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Oregon Raises Tobacco Age to 21

11 August 2017, 08:05 | Silvia Roy

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Oregon Raises Tobacco Age to 21

The bill is signed, but it will take effect at the start of 2018 by barring people below the age of 21 from purchasing tobacco products.

OR will be the fourth state where a tobacco possession age of 21 takes effect, since the legislation from New Jersey takes effect in November and Maine's takes effect in late 2018.

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Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 754 into law yesterday, roughly a month after it was approved by the Hour of Representatives with a 39 to 20 vote, and the Senate with a 19 to 11 vote.

"I want to make sure that we continue to reduce the number of young people starting to smoke, but it's also critical that we reduce the number of people smoking", Ms.

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Tobacco-related disease is the number one cause of preventable death in Oregon, according to the Oregon Health Authority, and causes more than 7,000 deaths a year in the state.

About 95 percent of lifelong cigarette smokers begin the habit before turning 21, according to both the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the American Cancer Society. However, there is an age limitation in buying cigarettes or any other tobacco products -18. Rich Vial, a Republican sponsor of the bill.

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Rob Crane, President of Tobacco21, which advocates for raising the smoking age to 21, said that stopping people from trying tobacco early may help prevent addiction down the road.

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