Skip links

Watson lobbies with American Heart Association on legal smoking age

Trent Watson quoted in Jefferson City News Tribune lobbying on behalf of the American Heart Association

“A bill to further regulate the purchase of tobacco products was read to the Committee for Downsizing State Government on Wednesday afternoon.

Sponsored by Rep. Dan Shaul, R-Imperial, House Bill 517 would reaffirm the 2019 federal law that raised the legal age to purchase “certain tobacco, alternative nicotine or vapor products” to 21 years old.

“This bill is — in my terms — a simple bill,” Shaul said.”

Read the full article from the Jefferson City News Tribune.