Advocacy Group: McConnell Tobacco Bill Creates Loophole For Industry

By Beth Wang / May 24, 2019 at 2:44 PM
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids on Thursday (May 23) urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to remove from his bill, which raises the minimum purchase age of tobacco from 18 to 21, a provision that would require each state to individually pass laws raising the minimum age. The group echoes concerns from Sens. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), saying the provision would create a loophole for the tobacco industry. McConnell’s Tobacco-Free Youth Act, introduced Monday (May 20)...

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