Bill to change tobacco age to 21 moves forward

In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 file photo, a high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

WASHINGTON (WTHR) — A bill to change the legal age to 21 in order to buy tobacco is moving forward.

The Tobacco 21 Act is cosponsored by Senator Todd Young of Indiana.

The act passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee as part of the Lower Health Care Costs Act.

The act would also prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21.

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