Robards On The Road

People Must Now Be 21 To Purchase Any Tobacco Product

Anne Robards
January 27, 2020 - 5:45 am

In December, the FDA officially changed the federal minimum age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. The new minimum age applies to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping cartridges.

In addition, vape stores across the U.S. have until the end of the month to clear their shelves of fruit and mint flavored e-cigarette cartridges. Folks will only be able to buy menthol or tobacco e-cigarette products.

The Trump administration passed the federal ban in an effort to stop kids and teenagers from vaping. ​

According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, more than 5 million middle and high school students reported using e-cigarettes in 2019. ​

Are you in favor of the minimum age to purchase any tobacco product being raised to 21? 

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