This week, a bipartisan pair of Members of Congress introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to raise the federal minimum legal age of purchase (LOAP) for tobacco to 21. The Stopping Consumption of Tobacco by Teens, or SCOTT Act, H.R. 2084, was introduced by Reps. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) and Juan Vargas (D-CA). A Senate companion bill is expected shortly. CDA is neutral in this bill.
The Convenience Distribution Association (CDA), formerly AWMA, is the trade organization working on behalf of convenience products distributors in the United States. Its distributor members represent more than $92 billion in U.S convenience product sales, serving a wide variety of small retail formats. Associate members include leading convenience product manufacturers, brokers, retailers, suppliers and others allied to the industry.