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Tobacco21

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Dear Families Residing in Mansfield MA,

As part of our “Health Towns, Healthy Children” campaign, we are asking for your help to raise the tobacco and nicotine delivery systems (electronic cigarettes) purchasing age to 21 in our town. Given the growing evidence of brain and nicotine addiction, we know the longer we delay nicotine use, the less likely a person is to become addicted.  Studies have shown that 90% of lifetime smokers began smoking before the age of 21. After 21 years of age there is only a 2% chance that when a person initiates they will become addicted.

Tobacco related diseases are the number 1 preventable death in America today. Towns that have participated in our Tobacco 21 campaign and raised their purchasing age to 21 near you are; Canton, Bridgewater, Foxborough, Medway, Norwood, and Sharon.  A total of 45 MA towns have joined Tobacco 21, covering over a million citizens, with many more towns considering.

Please sign the attached petition, if you are from Mansfield! If your spouse agrees with this, please add their name too!! 

Regards,

Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics Associates

Proactive in your child’s care. Empowering families for over 50 years.



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