Committee Approves Romney Bill to Raise Smoking, Vaping Age to 21

WASHINGTON—The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) today voted to approve key components of the Tobacco 21 Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Todd Young (R-IN), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Dick Durbin (D-IL), to prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21.
“The HELP Committee took an important step today by advancing our bipartisan legislation to raise the federal smoking and vaping age to 21,” Romney said. “I look forward to continuing work with my colleagues to keep harmful tobacco products out of our children’s hands and protect them from a lifetime of addiction.”