Should Indiana Raise the Minimum Smoking Age to 21? [POLL]
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) have re-introduced a bill that would raise the Federal age to buy tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. The revamped Tobacco-Free Youth Act is aimed at stopping the recent epidemic of e-cig vaping related illnesses and deaths that have swept the country.
Illinois was the latest state to raise its legal limit to 21, but a bill to raise Indiana's legal limit was met with strong resistance and failed to pass. Opponents to the age change say they believe that more research needs to be done on the effects of vaping before they would consider voting on it.
Representatives from e-cigarette manufacturer Juul said they are more than willing to work with state and federal officials to combat the use of their product by underage people.
Do you think Indiana should it's minimum age requirement for tobacco and nicotine products to 21? Cast your vote in the poll and/or leave your comments below!