Senate Will Vote On Raising Legal Tobacco Age To 21

The U.S. Senate will be considering a bill that would raise the legal age for tobacco use from 18 to 21.

Senate leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he’ll introduce the bill next month, calling it a ‘top priority’ when lawmakers return from the spring recess.

McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky is a major tobacco producer, decried the spread of vaping products among high school students and hoped for ‘strong, bipartisan support’ of the legislation.