Reducing a health hazard | Opinion |

With Gov. Kate Brown’s signature on Senate Bill 754 on Wednesday, Oregon became the fifth state to increase the age for possessing tobacco products to 21.

Brown and the Legislature are owed a thank you by teenagers who never will become smokers, by their current and future family members, by anyone who pays for or provides health insurance or health care, by Oregon taxpayers and by anyone who doesn’t want to breathe second-hand smoke.

Source: Reducing a health hazard | Opinion | Eugene, Oregon