Senators introduce bipartisan bill to raise minimum tobacco age to 21

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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Tim Kaine , D-Va., introduced a bipartisan bill Monday seeking to raise the national legal age to purchase tobacco.

The bill known as the Tobacco-Free Youth Act would raise the legal age to purchase any tobacco product, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes and vapor products, from 18 to 21. It does not include exceptions for military or other service members. “Today, we are coming together to side with young people’s health.

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