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Rite Aid To Raise Purchase Age For Tobacco Products - Quick Facts

Furthering the company's commitment to promoting responsible access to tobacco products, Rite Aid (RAD) said it will increase the age to purchase tobacco products to 21. The company said this move will ensure that these products do not fall into the hands of children and teens.

Bryan Everett, COO of Rite Aid, said: "Our decision is directly related to research from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health that shows over 80 percent of adult smokers smoked their first cigarette before they turned 18, and nearly 95 percent started before age 21."

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