IOM report highlights benefits of raising legal age for tobacco purchase – The Clinical Advisor

Raising the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years would save hundreds of thousands of lives and substantially reduce the number of smokers in the United States, according to a new report.

Such a change would result in 249,000 fewer premature deaths among people born between 2000 and 2019, and 12% fewer smokers by 2100, according to the report released Thursday by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

via IOM report highlights benefits of raising legal age for tobacco purchase – The Clinical Advisor.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s