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    Rite Aid raises tobacco buying age to 21, following Walgreens’ lead

    GP: Rite Aid Store 171229Custom Aid will raise the base age to purchase tobacco items to 21 inside the following 90 days, the organization declared Tuesday.

    "Raising the age for acquiring tobacco items is a significant advance in our endeavors to guarantee that these items don't fall under the control of kids and teenagers," Rite Aid Chief Operating Officer Bryan Everett said in an announcement. 

    Adversary drugstore chain Walgreens said before Tuesday it would raise the age necessity to purchase tobacco items beginning Sept. 1. The Food and Drug Administration not long ago put Walgreens "on notice" for purportedly pitching the items to minors. 

    Twelve states have effectively raised the base purchasing age and a bunch of others are investigating comparable activity. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnelllast week said he would present government enactment at some point one month from now, denoting the most grounded help yet in Congress for what's been named "T21." 

    Ceremony Aid said information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appearing dominant part of smokers begin before they turn 18. 

    Ceremony Aid recently said it would quit selling e-cigarettes, refering to government information demonstrating a flood in secondary school understudies utilizing the gadgets. CVS Health quit selling tobacco items in 2014.

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