The Minnesota State is pushing to increase the age limit for people who can have access to tobacco and similar products. The original baseline age is 18 but legislators are proposing of capping it to 21 years old.
Cigarette smoking continues to decline in about half of American states, according to the latest estimates from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, despite this good news, rates have gone up in some states and a new trend has begun to emerge as people begin to use a combination of tobacco products, including cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
While the ads might say that e-cigarettes are a much safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, recent studies are beginning to show that they contain chemicals that can be just as harmful to your health as smoking.
Ironically, despite having the healthier e-cigarette alternative at hand, many are choosing to continue smoking conventional cigarettes. Authorities think this may be because they mistakenly believe that e-cigarettes are as dangerous as their traditional counterparts.