Congress Raises Legal Age to Buy Tobacco, E-Cigarette Products to 21

Congress Raises Tobacco Products Legal Purchasing Age from 18 to 21


The Congress on Thursday voted to raise the legal age across the country to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.

The bill awaits the president’s signature to make it law.

The move comes amid nationwide concern about the increased use of nicotine among young people.

If the president signs the bill, it will be illegal for people under the age of 21 to buy e-cigarettes, vape products, and other traditional tobacco products.