Tobacco bill moves forward without federal law

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On Thursday, Gov. Eric Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box, will announce a new, youth-based approach to tobacco cessation. (Image Source: MGN Online)

(WEHT)- The state of Kentucky said the federal government upstaged its push to change policy in the wake of the youth vaping epidemic.

Kentucky’s senate health and welfare committee passed senate bill 56. This bill would raise the age to purchase tobacco products to 21 which includes e-cigarettes.

It is currently illegal for people under 21 anywhere in the uS to buy tobacco products.

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(This story was originally published on January 15, 2020)

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