Youth tobacco use

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September 25, 2019 - 12:36 pm
The city of Newton is cracking down on smoking, after a group of teenagers this summer petitioned the city commission to raise the tobacco-buying age from 18 to 21. On Tuesday night, the Newton city commission passed an ordinance making it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to buy tobacco or...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 18, 2019 - 1:57 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — 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...
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