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New Law Prohibits Teen Tobacco Use

Nate Aurand, 17, takes a cigarette break in a parking lot in Gahanna [Ohio]. Come Thursday, the teen's habit will be illegal.

Nate Aurand says he'll find a new hideout to light up -- far from the Gahanna police station -- before giving up his cigarettes under a new law that makes it illegal for children to smoke or chew tobacco.

It's not that the 17-year-old thinks he's immune to the health problems associated with tobacco use. He just wants the power to decide if, when or how he kicks the habit.

Columbus Dispatch (Mar 14, 2001), by Eric Albrecht / Dispatch,

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