Three-Fourths of American Adults Want the Legal Smoking Age Raised to 21

Three-quarters of U.S. adults favor raising the minimum tobacco age of sale to 21 years, including seven in 10 smokers, according to a new government study.

Support for raising the minimum smoking age was strongest among older adults and those who never smoked, HealthDay reports. The study found 11 percent of adults strongly oppose raising the smoking age to 21, while 14 percent said they were somewhat opposed.

The study appears in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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