👆Trump Administration Raises The Legal Age To Buy Tobacco From 18 To 21


>> Leland: A FEW DAYS TO THE
NEW YEAR.
A NEW FEDERAL LAW RAISING THE
LEGAL AGE TO BUY TOBACCO
PRODUCTS FROM 18 TO 21.
CRITICS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW
THIS IS GOING TO BE ENFORCED
AND WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT BEING AN
ADULT.
WILLIAM LA JEUNESSE FOLLOWING
THIS FROM OUR WEST COAST
NEWSROOM.
HI, WILLIAM.
>> HI.
ADVOCATES HAVE PUSHED THIS FOR
30 YEARS.
UNLIKE PRESIDENT OBAMA, WHO DID
NOT AGREE TO THE MANDATE,
PRESIDENT TRUMP NEITHER DRINKS
NOR SMOKES SO THIS IS A MAJOR
WIN FOR PUBLIC HEALTH.
THE BAN APPLIES TO ALL TOBACCO
PRODUCTS.
CIGARETTES, CIGARS AND
E-CIGARETTES OR VAPING WHICH IS
RESPONSIBLE FOR HUNDREDS OF
FATALITIES.
NOW IT'S UP TO STATES TO
ENFORCE THE LAW AND HISTORY
SHOWS THAT CAN BE A PROBLEM.
CALIFORNIA AMONG 19 STATES
ALREADY RAISED THE SMOKING AGE
TO 21 BUT 20% OF SHOPS STILL
SELL TO MINORS.
>> YOU KNOW WHEN TOBACCO OR
VAPE SHOPS SHOULD BE ADULTS
ONLY.
HALF OF THOSE PLACES DON'T
CHECK I.D. AND SELL TO MINORS.
>> Leland: HEALTH EXPERTS
WANTED TRUMP TO BAN E-FLAVORED
CIGARETTES BUT COULD DRIVE SOME
COMPANIES OUT OF BUSINESS AND
E-CIGARETTES UNDERGROUND.
CALIFORNIA REALIZED MARIJUANA
ASSUMING IT WOULD KILL THE
BLACK-MARKET.
IT IS STRONGER THAN EVER.
POT IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE TO
TEENS.
STILL, MOSTLY ANYTHING TO STOP
YOUTH FROM GETTING HOOKED ON
NICOTINE IS A GOOD THING.
>> WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HEALTH
AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
JUDGMENT AND WE'RE TALKING
ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE TOBACCO
INDUSTRY PUTS ADDITIVES IN IT
THAT MAKE YOU ADDICTED.
>> LIBERTARIANS ARGUE IT IS BIG
GOVERNMENT HYPOCRISY.
18 YEAR OLDS CAN VOTE, GET
MARRIED, JOIN THE MILITARY.
UNDER THE BILL THEY CAN'T BUY A
TOBACCO PRODUCT.
>> IT'S STUPID WE CAN SEND
PEOPLE TO OTHER COUNTRIES TO
FIGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY AT AGE 18
BUT WE CAN'T -- WE'RE NOT
ALLOWED TO DRINK OR SMOKE
BECAUSE THOSE ARE ALL ADULT
LIKE THINGS.
YOU KNOW.
>> SO THE NEXT FIGHT IN THIS
PROCESS IF YOU WILL, LEGAL AND,
EXPERTS WANT THE FDA TO
REGULATE THE CONTENT OF
E-CIGARETTES.
I'M SURE WELL WITH OWE SEE THAT

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