The Elm City is the latest to consider raising the age of the sale of tobacco, but it’s certainly not the first.
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Health experts say raising the age targets younger populations, arguing if you don’t start smoking by 18, you’re unlikely to begin.
Smoke shops in New Haven would certainly feel the impact, but said, if passed, they have no choice but to respect the decision.
“It will probably affect business a lot, but we can’t do much about it. It’s the law and we have to follow the law,” stated Natasha Hill with Mile Zero Smoke Shop.
14 other municipalities in the state are also proposing raising the age of the sale of tobacco.