Senators Young, Durbin supportive of Tobacco to 21 proposal

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WEHT) – Two Tri-State lawmakers, Senator Todd Young (R-Indiana) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), held a press conference Tuesday supporting the Tobacco to 21 Act.

Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) were also at the press conference.

The act calls for raising the federal minimum age to buy tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21.

In April, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) identified such a proposal as one of his top priorities.

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(This story was originally published on May 8, 2019)

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