Some Gillette residents say the federal government’s recent move to immediately raise the legal age limit for tobacco products — including e-cigarettes — from 18 years old to 21 is another example of overreach in an area that should be left alone.

Others, however, say raising the age to buy tobacco products will have a long-term health and societal benefit, especially for younger Americans.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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I grow weary of those the tout the military age issue. This country has no conscripted draftees since the early 1970's. The military is currently doing all they can to eliminate tobacco use that harms soldier readiness and abilities. "Be all you can be!" didn't include becoming addicted to tobacco products for life. So please, let's stop mixing the very honorable service to our country with life altering and damaging tobacco use.

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