Protect Our Teens –
December 16, 2019 – The measure does not specifically address or add more restrictions to black-market e-cigarette products connected to lung injuries and illnesses, thought to be the result of inhaling vitamin E acetate. The language comes from bipartisan legislation coauthored by GOP Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Todd Young of Idaho, and Democratic Sens. Brian Schatz of Hawaii and Dick Durbin of Illinois and supported by Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell … If Congress raises the federal tobacco age to 21, the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates tobacco products, would then have to determine if there will be any changes in how to enforce the new age limit. The spending bill gives the agency about six months to update its rules and regulations to require age verification.