Today, DHA President and CEO Wayne Smith sent a letter to Senator Bryan Townsend in support of his bill SB 25 to raise the tobacco sale age from 18 to 21. Smoking is the number one preventable cause of premature death and disease in the nation, killing more than 480,000 Americans, including 1,400 Delawareans annually. In the letter, Smith states, "Since 95 percent of adults began smoking before age 21, there is a clear need to curb the initiation of tobacco use before they start down a potentially deadly path." The bill is on the agenda for the next Senate Health and Social Services Committee meeting on March 6, 2019.
Click here to read DHA's letter of support for SB 25.