Across the board, anyone with a pulse knows that smoking isn't good for you.
Despite that valuable piece of information , cigarette companies have still found ways to make the product seem cool and entice young people to the product.
San Francisco has come to terms that it can't stop adults from taking part in the product, but they have decided to do more to protect their youth. In an effort to keep the cigarettes out the hands of young people, San Fran has raised the age limit of purchasing cigarettes to 21.
On Tuesday, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to raise the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21. It wasn’t by a slim margin, either. This piece of legislation scored a unanimous vote.
“This is a big win in the fight against the leading cause of preventable deaths in our country,” Wiener said in a statement. “For too long, we have seen the horrible effects that tobacco use has on our residents and particularly our young people.” said Supervisor Scott Wiener
With Boston and San Fran on deck, it's not far fetched to think that other major cities will join this trend in the future. Get ready New York City!