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November 8, 2019 05:45 pm

Trump suggests raising the vaping age to 21 or so

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President Trump teased new federal restrictions on vaping today to reporters at the White House, suggesting that the government might raise the age limit on e-cigarette use to 21. The announcement is a change from a policy suggested in September, when Trump said the federal government would consider banning flavored vaping products.

“We’re going to be coming out with a very important position on vaping,” Trump said, according to CNBC. “We have to take care of our kids, most importantly, so we’re going to have an age limit of 21 or so, so we’ll be coming out with something next week very important on vaping.”

Several legislators at both a federal and state level have pushed for similar age restrictions in recent months. Senate Majority...

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