Students urge state lawmakers to raise tobacco age of sale to 21

By LAURA PERROT
Capital News Service 

DAMASCUS, Maryland — Students at Montgomery County’s Damascus High School joined with other advocates on the annual Great Smokeout Day to call on the Maryland General Assembly to raise the age required to buy tobacco products. They say that increasing the age to 21 will help to cut down on the number of people lighting up.

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Timmy Chong

Timmy Chong is a senior and the only frat boy studying journalism and poetry at the University of Maryland. He works for Takoma Voice and Unwind Magazine, and will be writing for Capital News Service in Washington this spring. He has poetry published with or forthcoming in Rising Phoenix Press, Atticus Review, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, New Pop Lit and Stylus, among others. ΣΦΕ

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