We are encouraged to see that members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are getting serious about raising the minimum age to 21 years old to purchase tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. This will build on the momentum of several state and territorial legislatures that are working towards banning the sale and use of cigarettes to people under 21.
Why does age matter? We know that increasing the age at which young people can purchase tobacco products is emerging as a promising, commonsense strategy. [...]