Walgreens To Raise Minimum Age For Tobacco Sales
The minimum age of tobacco sales have been a big topic of conversation lately, and Walgreens is now in the discussion. According to our media partners, Eyewitness News, Walgreens announced that it will require customers to be at least 21 years old to purchase tobacco products in all of its stores nationwide. The policy starts September 1, 2019.
This comes after Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb claimed that inspectors found more than 1,800 instances since 2010 in which Wlagreens sold tobacco products to customers under the age of 18.
As previously stated, the minimum age of tobacco sales has been a newsworthy topic as of late. A few weeks ago, Illinois governor, J.B. Pritzker signed a bill to require residents of Illinois to be at least 21 years old to purchase nicotine products. The law covers both tobacco and vaping products.
Now, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to create legislation to raise the minimum age to by tobacco products from 18 to 21 across the United States. It's a highly controversial topic in today's news. Which begs the question, is 18 years old too young to by tobacco products? Furthermore, do you think this will stop Americans who are under 21 from getting tobacco products?