December 19, 2019
It might as well be sixty.
The legal age across the USA to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products will rise from 18 to 21 if a $1.37 trillion spending package that the House is likely to vote on Tuesday becomes law.
Included in the 2,313-page proposal, which would stave off another government shutdown, is a provision that would make it a violation of federal law to sell tobacco products to anyone under 21. The new minimum age would apply to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping cartridges.
Vaping has been the subject of government scrutiny in recent months. In September, President Donald Trump proposed banning flavored vaping products amid an outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries, including at least 34 deaths.
Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have already raised the minimum age on tobacco products to 21, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
There is bipartisan support for raising the minimum age on the federal level. The provision included in the spending package was introduced in May as the Tobacco-Free Youth Act by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.
“I’m thrilled that my bill to raise the tobacco age will get a vote in the House and Senate this week. This legislation will have an enormous positive impact on public health in our country – and it’s needed now more than ever as we grapple with the youth e-cigarette epidemic,” Kaine said in a tweet.
Do you know these same people want to lower the voting age to 16?
So you will be able to decide which Jews rule over you, but not what chemicals you inhale.