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The Congress is ready, the inclusion of a provision in the $1.4 trillion in the year-end spending bill, would have.to increase the tobacco-buying age to 21 in a rare show of cross-party support, as tobacco companies are under increasing scrutiny over their marketing practices, and the minors vaping

The Tobacco-Free Youth Act-add-on would raise the current age of 18 years of age for tobacco purchases cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other products. The spending bill would prevent another government shutdown this weekend.

The tobacco legislation was introduced earlier this year by Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, with Democratic sen. Tim Kaine in Virginia. Kentucky, a tobacco-producing state, is one of several that has seen an increase in the vaping diseases, and deaths from e-cigarettes.

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“So I turned to my right to increase regulations earlier this year, the least country-wide age for tobacco purchase from 18 to 21, stories of vaping diseases and deaths, especially among young people-have stunned Kentucky and the nation,” McConnell said in a statement.

The effort has the support of Democrats and Republicans, the push to e-cigarette companies further back to counter the assertion that your products are marketed, the children

“This legislation is a huge, positive impact on public health in America, and it is necessary, now more than ever as we hold on you, with youth e-cigarette epidemic,” Kaine said.

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Congress is expected to pass the measure and send it to President Trump before the end of the year, McConnell said.

More than 6 million middle and high school students, tobacco in the year 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. E-cigarettes are the most common product among high-school-age children, the Agency were.

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“Our Nation’s youth is increasingly exposed to nicotine, a drug that is addictive and can harm the development of the brain,” CDC Director, Robert Redfield, in a Feb. 5 press release.

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Laws prohibit the sale of tobacco products to persons under 21 in 19 States, according to the preventing tobacco Addiction Foundation. San Francisco-based e-cigarette company Juul Labs recently stopped the sale of the mint taste of the products and are in the midst of a backlash against vaping.

A study by the University of Southern California showed mint the most popular version among the users in 10th and 12th Grade.

Fox News’ Frank miles contributed to this report.

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