Cocaine Mitch to raise federal smoking age?

By making it more difficult for tobacco products to end up in the hands of middle school and high school students, we can protect our children and give them the opportunity to grow and develop into healthy adults." … The Tobacco-Free Youth Act, as it's being called, would make it illegal to sell a tobacco product to any person under 21 years old in all states. … Andrew Malcolm wrote this morning about the news that Mitch McConnell was endorsing a move to support raising the minimum age for tobacco use to 21 across the nation…

Bipartisan surprise! 2 Tobacco state senators seek smoking age hike

Hence the surprise Monday when McConnell, who's up for reelection next year, introduced federal legislation to raise the age to 21 for legal retail purchase of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. … With federal incentives to switch crops, Kentucky's tobacco output has been shrinking. … The Senate Majority Leader is from Kentucky, the nation's No. 2 tobacco-producing state after North Carolina…

Vaping, smoking, driving, voting. When are you an adult?

While statistics show tobacco continues to lose its appeal for young people, vaping is skyrocketing among middle and high school students. … More states are raising the legal age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21. … One of the latest acts of government regulation intended to save us all from ourselves is the growing number of states raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco or vaping products to 21…

Study appears to link heavy pot use to psychosis

"Smoking" anything, including tobacco, involves bringing a lot more foreign substances into your system than just the specific drug you're looking for, whether that's THC or nicotine. … There's competing research showing that smoking pot is probably less harmful than smoking tobacco, but it's a nagging question that's never been entirely resolved…

mongols

(AP Photo/Courtesy Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms,File) … 21,2008 file photo showing a poster released by the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms featuring members of the Mongols motorcycle gang is seen during a news conference in Los Angeles…

FDA declares war on (teen) vaping

Ms. Cabrera said she believed that the big tobacco companies had an ulterior motive, perhaps to appear to regulators and lawmakers as more credible than the small e-cigarette companies. … The New York Times noted in 2014 RJ Reynolds and Altria put humongous warnings on their e-cigarette and vaping products not seen on tobacco products. … Another guess is Big Tobacco is looking to protect their own market share​…

Quitters: Americans, even younger ones, drop smoking to lowest rate ever

In fact, by 1869 as cigarette-smoking became more popular, tobacco taxes formed the largest federal revenue source. … As federal government debts spiraled during the Civil War, Congress enacted excise taxes on several products, including tobacco. … Tobacco taxes were spotty in the country's early years when government even taxed snuff…

ChicagoPD

The official says Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents arrested the man in Chicago on Monday May 7, 2018. … FILE - In this May 4, 2018 file photo Police from various agencies investigate the scene where a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent was shot, May 4, 2018, in Chicago…