Walgreens To Raise Tobacco Buying Age To 21


Walgreens will no longer sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21, the company announced Tuesday.

The new policy, which takes effect Sept. 1, aims to prevent youth access to tobacco products, Walgreens said.

The change comes as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers actions against the company for selling products to those under 18.

“We’ve seen positive results from other recent efforts to strengthen our policies related to tobacco sales, and believe this next step can be even more impactful to reduce its use among teens and young adults,” said Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of operations, in a statement.

Read more at The Hill.



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