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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,1-4 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,1-4 it is possible that minors can readily purchase tobacco products from the Internet.

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