Congress Raises Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21
Dec. 23, 2019 — A measure to lift the minimal age to purchase tobacco and e-cigarettes to 21 has been licensed via the U.S. Congress and is predicted to be signed into regulation via President Donald Trump.
“This is a big win for public health,” stated Senator Brian Schatz, Democrat of Hawaii, The New York Times reported. “Raising the minimal smoking and vaping age to 21 will give protection to our children and save lives.”
The measure was once supported via many tobacco and e-cigarette corporations.
Currently, 19 states and greater than 500 towns and cities prohibit tobacco and e-cigarette gross sales to other people 21 and older, The Times reported.