Society lobbying P.E.I. government, pointing to increase in smoking and vaping by young people

The Canadian Cancer Society is lobbying the P.E.I. government to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco and vaping products from 19 to 21.

Members of the society met with government MLA’s this week, and pointed to a sharp rise in both vaping and cigarette smoking by teenagers as a reason to change the law.

“It’s really disturbing particularly because over the past number of years, we’ve seen declines in tobacco smoking rates particularly among this age demographic,” said Kelly Cull, the society’s senior manager of public affairs.

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Steve Bruce – CBC News – June 20, 2019.

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