Hartford Courant: Hartford Becomes First Municipality In State To Raise Tobacco Purchasing Age To 21

October 22, 2018

ACS CAN Connecticut Director of Government Relations Bryte Johnson Quoted

“We know the tobacco industry uniquely targets young people to replace consumers dying from their products, and too many of our children are becoming addicted before they even have a chance to grow up,” said Bryte Johnson, director of government relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in Connecticut. “But if kids don’t pick up a tobacco addiction during their vulnerable adolescent and teenage years, they’ll be less likely to do it when they’re 21. “This ordinance has the potential to reduce smoking rates in Hartford and ensure our kids live longer, healthier lives.”

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