Bill To Raise Legal Age of Purchase of Tobacco to 21 Introduced in House

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.