Anti-Tobacco Advocates Question McConnell Plan To Raise Minimum Purchasing Age

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., photographed at the Capitol in Washington in March, announced Thursday that he would introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21.

Citing an “unprecedented spike” in teens vaping, Sen. Mitch McConnell said the bill would raise the minimum age for people to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Tobacco companies back the proposal.

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