Florida Rejects Tobacco 21 Legislation

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According to a report from News4Jax, Speaker Oliva commented: “I think it would be difficult in the House to move the age for smoking. I think that a lot of people feel in this chamber that 18 years is an adult, and adults should be able to make their own decisions.”

Tobacco 21 legislation is a popular new trend in politics as the FDA and local governments combat what they view as an “epidemic” of youth tobacco use. A new bi-partistan bill named the Tobacco to 21 Act has been introduced in the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives that would set the minimum purchasing age for tobacco and vapor products at 21 on a federal level [read more here].