To the editor:
On Monday, the Trumbull Town Council passed an ordinance to raise the minimum age for the sale of tobacco products to 21. Resolution TC 27-163 was passed in an almost unanimous (less one abstention), and most importantly, bipartisan fashion.
This legislation is a testament to what we can do in Trumbull when we put the interests of our residents first, and when we break down silos and collaborate across departments. We took a giant step forward in promoting the well-being of Trumbull residents thanks to the support of the Health Department, Board of Health, Trumbull Police Department, First Selectman’s Office, and Republican and Democratic members of the Town Council.
Here in Trumbull, we’re fortunate to have the leadership of the Trumbull Partnership Against Underage Drinking and Drugs (TPAUD). Every two years TPAUD surveys middle- and high school students, with the most recent survey data coming from 2017.