By: Angela Garrity
WBKO reports that Senators McConnell and Kaine are celebrating the “Tobacco-Free Youth Act” bill, as it was approved in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions this week.
The primary purpose of the bill is to increase the federal minimum purchase age of all tobacco products from 18 to 21 across the United States, however, remains unclear if the bi-partisan measure will be brought to the Senate floor.
Under the legislation, states that do not comply risk losing federal substance-abuse block grant funding, and a retailer that sells tobacco to anyone under 21 would be in violation of federal law.
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