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PHR Article of the Week: Raising the Tobacco Sales Age to 21: Surveying the Legal Landscape

Research indicates that curbing tobacco sales to adolescents through “under 21” laws represents an effective deterrent to smoking in adulthood. Despite the evidence, enacting such laws is complex and challenging, as this installment of Law and the Public’s Health discusses.

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*Berman M. Raising the Tobacco Sales Age to 21: Surveying the Legal Landscape. Public Health Rep 2016 March-April [Epub ahead of print January, 14].

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