Three Tobacco Regulation Bills Filed by Tennessee Legislators

A trio of bills have recently been filed for consideration by the Tennessee General Assembly dealing with tobacco products.

One deals with smokeless nicotine products and age restrictions, one deal authorizes local governments to regulate smoke and use of vapor products in certain venues, and another increases the civil penalty for a second violation of unlawful sale, purchase or distribution.

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Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Calls for Raising Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21

U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 to curb their “epidemic” use among teens. McConnell said the bill would be introduced in May. Shares of Marlboro maker…

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