Senator Todd Young pushing bill to raise minimum age to buy tobacco products
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Indiana Republican Senator Todd Young is pushing to raise the federal minimum tobacco age to 21.
The senator stated too many teens are becoming addicted to nicotine.
Indiana ranks 45th in the nation in percentage of smokers, with a smoking rate of 21.8 percent with nearly $3 billion in annual health care costs in the state of Indiana, according to a press release from the senator’s office.
A recent poll shows nearly 75% of Hoosiers are in support of raising the legal age to buy tobacco products.