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Friday, May 13, 2016

What America Thinks: Support Is Up For Raising Smoking Age

California is the latest state to raise its minimum age for buying tobacco products to 21, and Americans are on board. Sixty percent (60%) favor raising the minimum smoking age to 21, a finding that has been trending upward. Just 53% favored it in 2013. Young Californians can still vote and join the military to fight for their country at age 18, but they'll have to wait a little longer if they want to buy cigarettes.

Despite support for raising the smoking age, Americans don’t want to do away with it completely: Just 21% want to outlaw smoking altogether.