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Official Age To Purchase All Tobacco Products In The U.S. Is Now 21

The Food and Drug Administration has officially raised the legal age of purchase for all tobacco products from 18 to 21. The new regulation was part of a spending package President Trump signed Dec. 20.

Host Peter O’Dowd talks to Jeffrey Hardesty of Johns Hopkins University about the change and why Big Tobacco is supporting it.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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