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April 21, 2004

Availability of Tobacco to Youth Via the Internet

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(15):1837. doi:10.1001/jama.291.15.1837

To the Editor: The number of Internet tobacco vendors continues to increase,14 with 195 such Web sites identified in 2003.2 Because teenagers and other minors frequently use the Internet1 and online tobacco vendors rarely verify purchasers' age,14 it is possible that minors can readily purchase tobacco products from the Internet.