Results for - The Tobacco to 21 Act

1,679 voters participated in this survey
The Tobacco to 21 Act is legislation that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. The APHA (The American Public Health Association) supports this proposal. If you have ever smoked or use tobacco in another form, which were you?

1. The Tobacco to 21 Act is legislation that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. The APHA (The American Public Health Association) supports this proposal. If you have ever smoked or use tobacco in another form, which were you?

I was 21 or over
10%
174 votes
I was under 21
43%
721 votes
I don't remember
5%
85 votes
I have never consumed tobacco
42%
699 votes
Current research states that 95% of adult smokers started when they were under 21 years of age. Regardless of where you live, would you vote to change the legal purchasing age from 18 to 21?

2. Current research states that 95% of adult smokers started when they were under 21 years of age. Regardless of where you live, would you vote to change the legal purchasing age from 18 to 21?

Yes
48%
809 votes
No
20%
344 votes
Undecided
12%
202 votes
Not Applicable
19%
324 votes
If you are undecided or said no, what were the barriers preventing you from saying yes?

3. If you are undecided or said no, what were the barriers preventing you from saying yes?

I do not believe or are skeptical of tobacco related diseases that prompt legislation
4%
65 votes
I feel that voting and smoking legislation should be the same age, 18 (If you can vote, you should be able to buy tobacco)
21%
347 votes
I am not sure how I feel
8%
126 votes
I believe that changing the age and having to vote on it costs too much $$ (In other words, more trouble than good)
8%
140 votes
I did check yes
26%
434 votes
Other (please specify)
3%
42 votes
Not Applicable
37%
617 votes

4. If you also believe that the legal age to purchase tobacco should align with the legal age to vote, do you also believe that purchasing alcohol should be at the age of 18?

Yes
24%
395 votes
No
40%
679 votes
Undecided
12%
194 votes
Not Applicable
24%
411 votes
If you are a former consumer of tobacco, meaning you do not use tobacco now, at what age did you start?

5. If you are a former consumer of tobacco, meaning you do not use tobacco now, at what age did you start?

I am a former tobacco user and I started before age 21
25%
425 votes
I am a former tobacco user and I started after the age of 21
5%
85 votes
I still use tobacco
22%
371 votes
I have never used tobacco
48%
798 votes
10/06/2015 Health & Fitness 1679 43 By: ptajuggalette

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