Tobacco Trouble – level 3

23-05-2019 07:00

Maryland, a small American state in the Mid-Atlantic region with a population of 6 million, raised the minimum age to buy tobacco and nicotine products from 18 to 21.

The state’s governor said that it was a measure ‘to confront the sharp rise in teen vaping’. According to one American agency, more than 2 million middle school and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2017.

Maryland became the 13th US state to increase the tobacco sale age to 21. Last month, one senator said that he plans to put forward a law which would raise the tobacco sale age to 21 everywhere in the USA.

Difficult words: measure (a method, a way), confront (deal with), vape (to smoke an e-cigarette or something similar).

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