- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Commerce, Science, and TransportationIntroducedNovember 8th, 2017
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Smoking kills, and raising the minimum age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 would save lives and keep more young people healthy. States and cities are already starting to raise the age threshold, it’s time the federal government showed leadership on this important issue.
It would be absurd to change the law so that a person who’s old enough to vote or serve their country in the military can’t buy cigarettes. Raising the tobacco age will only increase the size of the black market for tobacco, as those adults who become underage will find other ways to buy.