ILLINOIS (KFVS) - The U.S. Senate approved the Tobacco-Free Youth Act to raise the nationwide minimum age from 18 to 21 to buy all tobacco products.
The products include e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
“Kentucky continues to punch above its weight in Washington as I use my position as Majority Leader to advance Kentucky priorities, such as my bipartisan bill with Senator Tim Kaine, to stem the tide of early nicotine addiction among youth in Kentucky and across the nation,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “I’m proud the Senate approved legislation today including our Tobacco-Free Youth Act to help address this urgent crisis and keep these dangerous products away from our children. It is because of my position as a tobacco state Senator that I introduced this bill, and it is because of my role as Senate Majority Leader that President Trump will be signing the Tobacco-Free Youth Act into law by week’s end.”
The Act would be effective if the President does sign.