May 20, 2019

Young and Romney Commend McConnell and Kaine Tobacco 21 Legislation, Urge Swift Action

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) to raise the legal tobacco age of sale to 21: 

“We commend Majority Leader McConnell and Senator Kaine for taking this important step towards raising the legal tobacco and e-cigarette age to 21. We strongly urge our colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass a clean tobacco age increase as quickly as possible.” 

Last month, Senators Young and Romney, and Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the Tobacco to 21 Act, bipartisan legislation that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. The legislation introduced today by Majority Leader McConnell and Senator Kaine mirrors this legislation. 

Click here for video of Senators Young and Romney discussing their bill.