“On behalf of the NashvilleHealth Governing Board, I am pleased that our Congressional leadership has made the critically-important move to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco and e-cigarette products from 18 to 21. This will prevent the next generation of nicotine addicts as nearly 95 percent of adults who smoke started before the age of 21. In recognition of Tennesseans support for tougher tobacco and e-cigarette policies, I encourage our state’s leaders to take steps to further strengthen this federal law in Tennessee.”
NashvilleHealth is dedicated to making Nashville-Davidson County one of the healthiest places to live in the state and the nation by achieving measurable gains in the health of all residents. Our goal is to create a culture of health and wellbeing by serving as a convener to open dialogue, aligning resources, and building smart strategic partnerships to move the needle on health outcomes and close the gap in health disparities.
NashvilleHealth, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and CityHealth released results earlier this year from a statewide poll showing strong support for tobacco and e-cigarette policy change. View the results here.
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