NBC: Hartford City Councilors Vote to Raise Legal Age to Buy Tobacco

October 22, 2018

ACS CAN Connecticut Volunteers Evelyn and Roger Levesque Quoted

For the 16-year-old, it’s a fight that’s personal. She and her father got to see their fight pay off Monday when the Hartford City Council approved increasing the age limit to buy tobacco and nicotine products to 21 and older. “I have seen it firsthand an 18-year-old or a senior in high school buying it and then giving it to my friends,” Evelyn said. “And that scares me that really scares me.” “Now you take that age of being able to buy tobacco and pull that out of the high schools,” said Roger Levesque, a volunteer at American Cancer Society Action Network.

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