The Attorney General's Office is concerned about all Vermont citizens, especially the most vulnerable: our kids. They may not have a say on who gets elected or what laws are passed, but they still have rights and need to be protected.
This office works with other Federal, State and local agencies/departments to keep kids safe. Below are references for kids, and adults alike, to assist in keeping them safe.
Kids and Tobacco
Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States and around the world. Most regular smokers begin smoking as children. If current trends continue, more than six million U.S. kids alive today will die prematurely of tobacco-related diseases. Preventing kids from starting to smoke is key.
In Vermont it is illegal for persons under the age of 18 to purchase or possess tobacco products or electronic cigarettes, or to misrepresent their age in an attempt to purchase tobacco products.
Vermont has seen large declines in youth smoking in the past few decades, but there is still much work to be done. The Vermont Department of Health administers the Youth Prevention Tobacco Control Program , and provides many resources aimed at reducing youth smoking in the state.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids leads the fight against youth smoking in the United States and around the world.
Published: Jul 25, 2014