News > Republicans

Mitch McConnell Proposes Raising Age For Tobacco Products To 21

3 monthes ago   |   By The Huffington Post

The Senate majority leader appealed to farmers in his home state to grow more hemp.
Read more ...

 

Sen. McConnell to introduce bill to raise national smoking age to 21

Sen. McConnell to introduce bill to raise national smoking age to 21

3 monthes ago   |   By NBC News

Nearly 9 out of 10 cigarette smokers first try smoking cigarettes by age 18, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Read more ...

 

Mitch McConnell Wants to Raise Tobacco Purchasing Age From 18 to 21, Including for Vaping Devices

3 monthes ago   |   By Time

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants Congress to raise the minimum age for tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 nationwide, seeking to curb teenage use the U.S. Surgeon General described as an “epidemic.”
Speaking at event Thursday in his home state of Kentucky, the second biggest tobacco producer after North Carolina, the Republican leader said he plans to introduce legislation in May and expects it will get bipartisan support in the Senate.
McConnell said he is motivated partly by the growing popularity of vaping products among young people, which...
Read more ...

 

McConnell proposes raising minimum age for buying tobacco

3 monthes ago   |   By Miami Herald

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally. The Senate leader said Thursday...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Republicans      U.S.      Congress      Bloomberg      Onetime      Tobacco  


'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams has died

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams has died

The Oscar-winning artist was 86 years old. Read more ...

Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Police seized weapons such as bear spray and shields as right-wing groups and counterprotesters gathered in downtown Portland. Read more ...

Queens man accidentally hits wife with car, killing her

Queens man accidentally hits wife with car, killing her

A woman was killed Saturday when her husband accidentally hit her with their car while washing the vehicle at a Queens gas station, police said. The woman, 51, and her husband... Read more ...

Antifa may be branded ‘organization of terror,' Trump warns, ahead of...

Antifa may be branded ‘organization of terror,' Trump warns, ahead of Portland right-left showdown

Portland, Oregon, is bracing itself for a major right-wing rally - an event previously marred by clashes with anti-fascists. Warning any would-be violent counter-protesters... Read more ...

Government wants new 911-like number just for suicide hotline

Government wants new 911-like number just for suicide hotline

The current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Read more ...

Man busted for stabbing victim in eye with stolen knife in Brooklyn

Man busted for stabbing victim in eye with stolen knife in Brooklyn

A Queens man was arrested after he stabbed another man the eye with a stolen knife outside a Brooklyn bodega early Saturday morning, officials said. Terrell Herring, 28, went... Read more ...

Cape Cod beach closed after confirmed shark sighting, attack on seal

Cape Cod beach closed after confirmed shark sighting, attack on seal

This is the fourth time a great white shark has been spotted at the beach in as many days. Read more ...

Reports: Actor Peter Fonda has died at the age of 79

Reports: Actor Peter Fonda has died at the age of 79

Award-winning actor Peter Fonda has died at age 79, according to People and TMZ. Read more ...

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City on Aug. 10. Read more ...

Clear the Shelters: Doors open for free pet adoption event

Clear the Shelters: Doors open for free pet adoption event

Each year, on what could be described as a magical day, thousands of animals across the nation find a family through Clear the Shelters. Today is that day. Read more ...