Beverly Hills First US City to Ban Tobacco
A first-of-its-kind ban on tobacco took effect in Beverly Hills on the first day of the year, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. It’s reportedly the first city council in the nation to enact a ban like this. Beverly Hills has more than just upscale shopping and Hollywood stars, it now has its very own one-of-a-kind city-wide […]
Congress Likely to Raise the Tobacco Age to 21
A proposal to install a federal ban on tobacco sales to anyone under 21 has bipartisan support in the Senate, with even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) saying earlier this year he’d introduce legislation limiting the sales. But it now seems he won’t need a separate bill, as the Senate plans to include the provision in this year’s federal spending bill.
Texas Governor Signs Law Increasing the Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed Senate Bill 21 into law, which will end the sale of tobacco products to those under 21. Supporters say increasing the minimum age by three years should reduce the risk of addiction. Abbott on Friday signed the legislation, which covers cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or other tobacco products. The only exception to the […]
McConnell Proposes National Minimum Age of 21 for Tobacco
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally, rating the health initiative as one of his top priorities. The Senate leader said his bill will cover all tobacco products, including vaping devices. The Kentucky Republican represents […]