Trump admin raises smoking age to combat vaping crisis

Fox News’ William La Jeunesse reports on the national smoking age being raised from 18 to 21, and he discusses whether it will be able to stop teens from vaping.

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  1. you guys must smoke a lot to be defending them and trump administration should ban cigarettes.

  2. So underage persons illegally procure & consume tobacco,& the fix is to make it illegal for longer? We should ban war, crystal meth ,& heroin too then! Oh wait..

  3. If anyone under the age wants to smoke they'll just have someone get it for them and it's our own body not there's to say what we can and can not put in it.



  6. So basically I have to pay taxes,go to work,and I can go die for my country but I can't smoke or drink.can someone help me with this logic.

  7. Make military and Veterans exempt from this vanity law.

  8. Talk about overreaction…but why the hell WASN’T it 21 or above yet? What’s the deal with that? You can’t trust 18 yrs old to make choices for their body like that!

  9. What a joke. Government wants people hooked on opioids so it can sell it to them and make a profit.
    Why do you think we were in Afghanistan. Wake up morons.

  10. This is stupid, we do not want an authoritarian nanny state. I'm so sick of conservatives supporting swamp dictator democrat ideas, wake up. Dangerous freedom is better then safe slavery, this bill is stupid.

  11. and Trump signed off on it……lol

  12. I support President Trump on most things but this isn't one of them.

  13. Thc and cigarettes are not the same stop misleading people

  14. Not mature enough to smoke or drink then you’re not mature enough to vote or join the military. End the draft cards for 18 year old males.

  15. They don't care about the BS their sprueing … When you take away something or a right , they make a cashcow revenue of it in court co$ts,fine$,fee$, program$!!!

  16. You can join the Army and fight Israel's wars, but you better not smoke sqaures if youre 18.

  17. Their is no "vaping crisis". Just a statistically small number of people who have been injured by black market vapes. More government meddling and nannying.

  18. Companies would sell to 10 yr olds if they could…

  19. Smoked ng and vaping are unhealthy addictions, we are all capable of getting into unhealthy habits, this just prolongs a possible addiction. Plus you all seem to be missing this. The CRAP they are inhaling is going to effect them negatively. BIGLY.


  21. Don’t smoke kids… but take your Ritalin and Zoloft!!!

  22. Utterly ridiculous. So many people want the government to be their mommy and daddy.

  23. why dont he raise the age you are legal to join the military. You can be a killer for government or get killed in unconstitutional wars worldwide but dont buy cigarettes no no no. Government still needs cannon fodder.

  24. It's easy to understand what rebellion is when you see and taste when your own plan to ditch you take your place.
    Very educative educated society lifestyle's living cultures.

  25. Vaping crisis and serious health issues.

  26. i think we should raise the voting age to 30 AND require a minimum iq of 100 and not only require id but also your birth certificate to combat the illegal aliens being given drivers licenses

  27. Build the wall! WTF is this BS?!

  28. Brilliant: that will just lead to millions of young adults with criminal records. Constitutionally all age limits over 18 are illegal.

  29. There's nothing better than lighting up your first Camel cigarette of the day, and drawing that pure draft from you Camel. Camel cigarettes, now with filters, for that pure draft real men love. All the benefits of a regula cigarette without any of that nasty tar. Mmm-mmm.

  30. Welcome to the nanny state that Republicans pretend to hate. BS like this is why I vote libertarian.

  31. From someone that started smoking at a very early age. I’m in favor of raising the age to 21.
    A few extra years at a critical age and a few extra inconveniences will save a few extra thousand lives per year or perhaps per month in the future.

  32. No vaping crisis people??? 37% of high schoolers 😂

  33. When will they raise voting age to 21 too. I am very happy to see that smoking age raise to 21. This means that 18 years old can’t buy for their younger teen friends.

  34. Firstly…where was the outrage when inn1982, the Democratic dominated government raised the legal drinking age from 18 to 21?!? It destroyed the live music industry in America which has caused most major bands to tour the world EXCEPT the USA. On the more important local level, it killed off the top notch local bands as well as most of the top clubs and bars that supported live music. And even more ridiculous, we still had a MILITARY DRAFT in effect for anyone age 18 and up. Add all this BS to the fact that most states allow kids at the age if 16 drive a lethal weapon around in the local streets and major highways. Plus all that’s obvious…buy a weapon, get married, buy a house, sign ANY legally bindings document and the ability to vote for who runs the government. I lost my income in 1982 as a working full time musician and had to figure out another way to do what I loved and make enough money to live. The bars and clubs that tried to stay in business began hiring DJs and live bands that were garbage. Where do ya think the ‘Grunge’ movement came from? Bands that couldn’t play well, or would pay to play! People have very short memories and even shorter attention spans these days because of Twitter and other similar texting crap. And what will all these kids who are so used to having everything handed to them do when this bubble breaks and it becomes everyone fighting for the same job?

  35. Plus you dummies. They have do it urself pens now. Silly government.

  36. Big Tobacco sat Back and let the consumers get addicted to vapeing. It didn't put in a cent of start up money. Now that vapeing is such a big hit with consumers big tobacco is ready to take over the entire market. A monopoly. Just the way they like it. They will lobby to regulate every vape juice and pen out of the market. They will then sell their traditional and menthol vape pens over the counter along with their cigarettes. Each pen will have the same tobacco as 20 class A cigarettes. Just like the patch. One beginner patch has the equivalent of 20 class A cigarettes. Just time release on the patch. Disposable vapes for disposable consumers. Big tobacco will also dictate and own the marijuana market. No one has an ounce of leverage power over Big Tobacco. Big Tobacco didn't help get the ball rolling but they will ultimately own it all. Oh. And lets for sure not get into any meaningful discussion concerning the whys. Like why does practically everyone feel compelled to self medicate with legal and illegal products. What's gotten people so nervous and on edge that they cant fully function for an hour without being medicated. What has happened that people are sick dysfunctional shells of themselves. What happened to people's inner beauty. The faces of meth is also the faces of tobacco and the faces of alcoholics. Functioning Crack heads Pill heads. Etc. Heads without a brain. Cigarettes are gateway drugs just as surely as alcohol is a gateway drug. Big Parma. Big tobacco. Big Alcohol. We are just kids. Kids who are Stunted and crippled because we were initially vulnerable and gullible. We got high on the buffet and what a spread it is.

  37. Raise voting age to 21 also.

  38. Umm yeah…trump is a big government tyrannical democrat…any questions?

  39. Governments around the world are so confused.. GOD will rule.

  40. The government gives billions of dollars to the military industrial complex without asking where that money is coming from, then they claim universal health coverage is too expensive. The government doesn’t even want to pay for healthy school lunches. How will raising the smoking age improve the wellbeing of Americans? It won’t. How about y’all limit the supply of soda and fast food. Obesity kills way more than vaping dumbasses.

  41. This is all very funny because these same kids at 18 years old can vote in our countries elections. But now are not mature and smart enough to buy tobacco and vaper products till they are 21 years old. So that tells me our city, state and federal governments really do not think our 18-21 year old kids can make rational decisions on their own. SO WHY ARE THEY ALLOWED TO VOTE THEN? I will say yes they can vote if they're in our countries military because if they are willing to fight and die for America they deserve that right.

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