An increase in the tobacco age-of-sale to 21: for debate in Europe

Paulien A W Nuyts*, Mirte A G Kuipers, Marc C Willemsen, Anton E Kunst

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IMPLICATIONS: A debate on the adoption of a tobacco age-of-sale of 21 in Europe has not occurred, with the recent exception of the U.K. The current legally set age of 18 years is proving to be inadequate as adolescents continue to access cigarettes. Tobacco 21 laws have the potential to further limit access to cigarettes by minors. We believe that soon the time will be ripe for this discussion to spread throughout Europe, specifically among countries that have adopted a smoke-free generation movement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1247-1249
Number of pages3
JournalNicotine & Tobacco Research
Issue number7
Early online date13 Aug 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

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