Commentary: Raising tobacco sales age to 21 will protect Delaware’s future - 07-15


Starting Tuesday, the law in Delaware prohibits the sale of tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, JUULs and other vape products to individuals under the age of 21. Additionally, no one under the age of 21 can enter a vape establishment, and parents and guardians of those under 21 cannot purchase tobacco products for them. Some recent media stories interviewed youth who claim that raising the purchase age from 18 to 21 won’t make a difference. The experience of other states and municipalities says otherwise.