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Increasing the “Smoking Age”: The Right Thing to Do

Michael B. Steinberg, MD, MPH; and Cristine D. Delnevo, PhD, MPH
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This article was published online first at www.annals.org on 26 August 2013.

From Rutgers–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the School of Public Health, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-1271.

Requests for Single Reprints: Michael B. Steinberg, MD, MPH, Rutgers–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Division of General Internal Medicine, 125 Paterson Street, Suite 2304, New Brunswick, NJ 08903; e-mail, michael.steinberg@rutgers.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Steinberg: Division of General Internal Medicine, Rutgers–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 125 Paterson Street, Suite 2300, New Brunswick, NJ 08903.

Dr. Delnevo: Rutgers School of Public Health, Department of Health Education and Behavioral Science, 335 George Street, Liberty Plaza, Suite 2100, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Author Contributions: Conception and design: M.B. Steinberg, C.D. Delnevo.

Drafting of the article: M.B. Steinberg, C.D. Delnevo.

Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: M.B. Steinberg, C.D. Delnevo.

Final approval of the article: M.B. Steinberg, C.D. Delnevo.

Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(8): 558-559. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-159-8-201310150-00695
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A critical aspect of tobacco control is to prevent young people from ever becoming smokers. Toward this aim, New York City has proposed to increase the legal age of sale for tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. This commentary discusses the proposal and other efforts to reduce smoking in young people.

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