Senators Unveil Legislation to Raise Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

  • تم نشره في 2019/05/20
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) speak about their proposal to raise the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. Kaine says, "We're backsliding. The recent increases in youth tobacco use demonstrate we need to do more." Full video here:

تعليقات • 180

  • Matt G
    Matt G أشهر قبل

    I don’t care to smoke because I know the consequences will present itself overtime but as an adult I make that choice. The US government is becoming a nanny state. If you are legally an adult at age 18 and you can go to war, live without your parents, raise a family, or vote on important issues that will impact your future, then you should decide what you want to put in your body. You can’t save everyone. Being a young adult sometimes requires you to make decisions that might bring less than desirable consequences but it’s a decision you must make nonetheless not the government.
    People will also sneak to neighboring states (at least the ones that haven’t enacted Tobacco 21 laws yet). I attend college in Northern Virginia where the smoking age is 21, but the West Virginia border (where it’s 18) is an hour away. There’s always loopholes if you want something badly.
    I know 18 is still an exciting time outside the world of drinking and smoking, but it’s just ironic how you’re considered an adult when it’s convenient for the government. They’re not gonna raise the draft age for selective service right, nope. But the law is the law 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • SlasherFilms01
    SlasherFilms01 2 أشهر قبل

    America: At 18 you’re an adult and are free to make your own decisions.
    Also America: Well yes but also no...

  • William Mills
    William Mills 2 أشهر قبل

    What can us a citizens do to stop them from doing this? If i was 18, 19, 20. I would be furious.

  • Carlos- 785
    Carlos- 785 3 أشهر قبل

    Who gave them this kinda power ? Wtfhekdirb???!!!!!

  • Jimmy Bob
    Jimmy Bob 3 أشهر قبل

    This country is going down the shitter. What happed to people having the freedom to make their own decisions. If you’re 18 You should have the freedom to decide if You want to smoke or not

  • Jimmy Bob
    Jimmy Bob 3 أشهر قبل

    I hate these stupid senetors. Why should I have to be 21 to buy tobacco products if I’m old enough to fight for my country at 18, doesn’t make any sense. if they do that then they should at least grandfather the people that are 18-20🤬😡😡

  • ModestAlchemist
    ModestAlchemist 4 أشهر قبل

    e-cigarettes are not tobacco products.
    this is backwards AF. they're doing this to make vaping more difficult, so the kids get back on cigarettes. Cigarettes are easier to get.

  • scornedforlorned
    scornedforlorned 5 أشهر قبل

    this is the right thing to do. F@$% Smoking

  • Jordan66k
    Jordan66k 5 أشهر قبل

    What is this country anymore?

  • Angel Caballero
    Angel Caballero 5 أشهر قبل

    Bro I hate this mad retarded ... other states have legal weed and I cannot buy tobacco anymore?

  • J Stanfill
    J Stanfill 5 أشهر قبل

    More maggots making more laws. Well since you maggots allow abortions and murder of unborn infants, why should you care what kids do? What's next? Take their rights to vote away too? Why can't they choose at 18 what they can do with their bodies just like the women who say the same thing with abortion? So an 18 year old girl can go kill her unborn baby, but not be able to buy a pack of smokes or cherry flavored vape? Or even cherry snuff? Smells very U.N. American....

    • Aleksandr
      Aleksandr 4 أشهر قبل

      McConnel, who is sponsoring this bill, is pro-life.

  • Johnny Casteel
    Johnny Casteel 5 أشهر قبل +1

    No drug prohibition has ever worked, and it is a huge fucking waste.
    Tim Kaine is a fucking hack, and a liar and a multimillionaire fake loser who has been fucking Virginia for decades now. He needs to be stopped

  • Johnny Casteel
    Johnny Casteel 5 أشهر قبل +1

    Fuck Mitch McConnell, that rat doesnt give two fucking shits about peoples lives.
    This piece of shit is the fakest twat ever to exist.

  • David Rubin
    David Rubin 5 أشهر قبل

    Absolute outrage. If you can buy a gun and fight in war you can buy tobacco.

  • KadePearson 44
    KadePearson 44 5 أشهر قبل

    I thought 18 year olds were adults? Obviously not since those fuckers in Washington are telling them they can’t buy cigs/dip or even a beer or a gun. But I can go fight for my country. This country is going to hell in a hand basket. Saying it’s ok to kill babies and making it ok for you to go to whatever restroom you want just by what gender you wanna identify as. This country needs to turn back to God before it’s to late. I hate it for our kids and grandkids that are gonna have to grow up in this world in the coming future.

  • Amit
    Amit 6 أشهر قبل

    if you’re worried about high schoolers smoking raise it to 19 not 21 wtf?

    • SlasherFilms01
      SlasherFilms01 2 أشهر قبل

      Amit Exactly. New Jersey had it 19. Ok so you’ve succeeded at keeping it away from 15-17 year olds, good job. Nope. They raise it to 21 for literally no reason at all. Why? What was the fucking point?

  • yellow teeth village
    yellow teeth village 6 أشهر قبل

    let us smoke damn it

  • Ray Wilson
    Ray Wilson 6 أشهر قبل

    Racist fucking albino nationalists

  • doc hall
    doc hall 6 أشهر قبل

    These assholes should all be removed. Completely unconstitutional bill.

  • doc hall
    doc hall 6 أشهر قبل

    And they other side wants kids to vote at 16.

  • Vigg the Pale
    Vigg the Pale 6 أشهر قبل

    I've never considered it until now, but this doesn't seem like federal government territory. This seems like state level legislature to me.

  • lissa leggs
    lissa leggs 6 أشهر قبل +3

    Mitch should be in jail for taking bribes from Putin.. $3.5 million

  • lissa leggs
    lissa leggs 6 أشهر قبل

    They will send you off to war and get killed but no tobacco for you..
    Fire this POS scrotum face dipstick..

  • SxG Infinity
    SxG Infinity 6 أشهر قبل

    Lol the one issue that both parties agree on, and the people are upset at them, and I don't get it. Smoking litterly has no benefit to your health at all, and like they said, kids are using them more and more nowadays. Something that has no health benefit needs to be regulated, just like heroin and all those other bad drugs. And people keep comparing it to enlistment. We need mandatory enlistment because without it, we might not even have a country if we go into a big war because we wouldn't even have enough soldiers. Enlistment is a much bigger and much more necessary issue then smoking or drinking or gambling......

    • SxG Infinity
      SxG Infinity 4 أشهر قبل

      @Aleksandr Obesity is not nearly as bad as risking getting heart disease, lung cancer, or a stroke....... If you go by your logic then why don't we just legalize heroin or opioids? There bad for you but it's not the state's job to stop you from making poor decisions...... It's the health risk AND the addiction of the product that makes it bad. Sugar is not necessarily bad, lots of sugar is,,, and for most people it's not addicting. Smoking/drugs are both very addicting and very dangerous...... And they aren't stopping people from smoking... They are just making it so/encouraging people to buy it when they're older so maybe they could make a smarter decision before getting addicted to it.....

    • Aleksandr
      Aleksandr 4 أشهر قبل

      Lots of people do things which have no health benefit; you eat sugar, right? Sugar is connected to hundreds of health problems, including obesity which affects far more Americans than smoking. If I can be forced to fight and die in a war, why can't I choose to make decisions which may have negative health benefits? It's not the state's job to stop people from making poor decisions, only to encourage them to make positive ones.
      I don't want to live under a nanny state.

  • tarmac2001
    tarmac2001 6 أشهر قبل

    Mitch McConnell is such a tool. I'd expect a bill like this one would of have been introduced by a Californian Democrat. Gotta still give Kentucky credit for Rand Paul. Wish more could be like Rand.

  • Granny of Many
    Granny of Many 6 أشهر قبل +2

    The government needs to stay out of our lives, I don’t want anyone to smoke, but it’s not up to the government to make our choices for us....get out of our private lives!
    Fix our infrastructure and keep our country safe with a great military, but stop telling us how to live! 🤯

  • Tseleng Botlhole
    Tseleng Botlhole 6 أشهر قبل +1

    I know I am just inviting insults with this comment, however I shall write it anyway
    If it were according to me, I would say, ban tobacco. Before you jump down my throat, underline the words "if it were according to me"

  • Johnny Peacenic
    Johnny Peacenic 6 أشهر قبل

    Such traders.

  • Rich Fish
    Rich Fish 6 أشهر قبل

    People are still gonna smoke regardless there is no point

  • Red Pill
    Red Pill 6 أشهر قبل +1

    Dumb law! Kids will get them from friends or take them from parents! You can go to war at 18 BUT NO SMOKING! Congress won't send over Bill's so make up yor own? Come on Republicans I didn't vote for you to take us backwards! TRUMP is the only person getting anything done! TRUMP 2020.

  • Connie Harris
    Connie Harris 6 أشهر قبل

    It's not the fact that it may be the wrong choice to smoke it's the fact of taking away your rights.make cig. less addictive for older people.most young use the whaky bacco anyway.

  • First Name Last Name
    First Name Last Name 6 أشهر قبل

    Can anyone explain what he means by "for perching any tobacco product"?

  • DaughterOfStates Rights
    DaughterOfStates Rights 6 أشهر قبل

    Leave it to each state to decide, this should not be on the federal level! I love ya Mitch but leave this one alone.....

  • Manuel Garcia
    Manuel Garcia 6 أشهر قبل +4

    This is a usurpation! The Constitution does NOT authorize Congress to regulate any ingestible substance. According to the Tenth Amendment, that is left to the States. The Federal Government is not allowed to tell you what you may or may not eat, drink or smoke!

    • doc hall
      doc hall 6 أشهر قبل +1

      Well said, Mr. G

  • Zack Abnet
    Zack Abnet 6 أشهر قبل

    Just feel bad for the dude that just turned 18 and still has to ask his friend to get him a pack of Swisher's. All because he doesn't know whats good for him and needs the government to clarify, oh how conservative of you mitch!

    • Just Jynxiie
      Just Jynxiie 6 أشهر قبل +1

      Zack Abnet
      Dead ass... i just turned 18 last week😂
      On a real note now i gotta go back to getting people to buy my stuff for me again, shame

  • Ryan Stewart
    Ryan Stewart 6 أشهر قبل

    This is really weird.

  • Craig Dougan
    Craig Dougan 6 أشهر قبل +3

    Well, great.
    Now, if a 17,18, or 19 year old wants to smoke, he'll have to tell his friends,
    'I would smoke, but the law says I have to be 21 and I would never bend or break any law.'
    'Cause everyone knows that people never violate prohibition laws-

    • BilliamRockwell
      BilliamRockwell 6 أشهر قبل

      Craig Dougan not to mention the stats they gave were for kids under the age of 18 - which makes their argument even weaker because we already have laws against children using tobacco and they still do it. Do they really think increasing the age will somehow stop them??

  • Craig Dougan
    Craig Dougan 6 أشهر قبل

    21 for cigs?
    Isn't it 18 for riffles?

    • Brendan Akers
      Brendan Akers 4 أشهر قبل

      Aleksandr I wouldn't mind that but the goverment has 2 pay for it

    • Aleksandr
      Aleksandr 4 أشهر قبل

      @Brendan Akers I personally think the legal age for everything beyond public office should be 21, but there should be legally-mandated training for firearms ownership.

    • Brendan Akers
      Brendan Akers 6 أشهر قبل

      Yes and it should be 18 for riffles tobacco alcohol weed but handguns should stay 21 cause they account 4 most shootings

  • SittingOnAPorch
    SittingOnAPorch 6 أشهر قبل

    This is dumb. We have real problems. Work on something better.
    You know what young people are dealing with? Death by suicide.
    CHIP is fucked. There's no access to mental health, which is stigmatized.
    Do better. This is ridiculous.

  • jay H
    jay H 6 أشهر قبل +1

    Are we really mad..Because the government is changing the Age...that a child can buy a toxic product?. .. that can kill them..? THEY are doing something right for a change. This is being written by a Smoker by the way.

    • SlasherFilms01
      SlasherFilms01 2 أشهر قبل

      jay H People like you are the reason they are taking our freedoms away. Crazy ass mothers who want to keep us in diapers until we’re in our 20s. Absolutely ridiculous.

    • the wolf
      the wolf 3 أشهر قبل

      @Cynthia Kline and a 17 year old can join the military with parental permission

    • Cynthia Kline
      Cynthia Kline 6 أشهر قبل +2

      jay H you’re not a child when you’re 18. You’re an adult by law and responsible for yourself 💯 %.
      17 and under is a child and parents are responsible for they’re well being and actions. Just stating a fact. If you wish to tend to your family after 18 then you’re free to do so.
      How old are you may I ask?

    • jay H
      jay H 6 أشهر قبل

      @Cynthia Kline DONT CARE WHAT MITCH THINKS.. I care about my health..and my kids health...And Unfortunately...alot of parents cant monitor their own kids.. Its good that someone else is helping pro long the life of our kids.. Dem independent or repub.. its a good idea.

    • Cynthia Kline
      Cynthia Kline 6 أشهر قبل +2

      You said the word child.... 18 is by law an adult. So you really want 18 to 20 year olds to get arrested and have a record for smoking a cigarette??? This is pure fascist insanity. You’re considered an adult at 18, can sign a contract, get a mortgage, vote, go to war, get married and carry a weapon but not choose to smoke a cigarette??? This isn’t about health... you think Mitch McConnell cares about your health? Come on now 🙄

  • Michael A. Abbott
    Michael A. Abbott 6 أشهر قبل +5

    States rights?
    10th Amendment
    No representatives or senators that accept political contributions should be able to vote on this issue.

    • Mitch The Ripper
      Mitch The Ripper 6 أشهر قبل

      Also Second Amendment, specifically, "...the security of a free state...".
      FREE State. Not NANNY State.

  • Earl Stone
    Earl Stone 6 أشهر قبل

    Wake up and Smell the pot, crack and other drug smoked through Vap and E- Cig Age 21 sounds good to me Lets get the Government of of the Pot selling business !!

  • Robert Peterson
    Robert Peterson 6 أشهر قبل

    I think tobacco should be outlawed completely. Watched it kill my grandfather and brother.

    • SlasherFilms01
      SlasherFilms01 2 أشهر قبل

      Sorry but they chose to smoke. The tobacco didn’t force itself into their bodies.

    • Alfred Mallinson
      Alfred Mallinson 6 أشهر قبل

      I'm so sorry for your loss. I also lost two grandparents to tobacco, but I don't believe that it should be outlawed. Starting to smoke was my grandparents' free choice, and their impact on me isn't relevant. They aren't directly harming anyone (except second hand smoke, so ban it indoors); my grief isn't a reason for something personal to he outlawed

  • Sam McGee
    Sam McGee 6 أشهر قبل

    I'm so sick of the government deciding whether citizens should or should not smoke. Every time you turn around they're jacking up the taxes. They SAY that the monies will be used to fund treatment - "blah... blah... blah"...
    We're supposed to be FREE! HELLO!
    Doesn't anybody even READ George Orwell's Animal Farm any more?!

  • Ernesto Hoffmano
    Ernesto Hoffmano 6 أشهر قبل +11

    Whose body is it, mine or the government's?

    • William Mills
      William Mills 2 أشهر قبل

      Exactly. I think someone needs to remind them of this.

  • Morningflower J.
    Morningflower J. 6 أشهر قبل +3

    Why are you not going after the CHEMICALS THEY'RE SPRAYING OVER US? It picks no age. 👎 to your proposal.

  • Kathy Latimer
    Kathy Latimer 6 أشهر قبل

    I cannot believe this. You cant even keep kids off drugs. Why are you wasting time. Your doing this only to keep from passing important legislation. You're all worthless.

  • Donna
    Donna 6 أشهر قبل +2

    No thank you. Less federal government please. States should decide.

  • just timing
    just timing 6 أشهر قبل +1

    Senator Kaine doesn't want 18 year old smoking but wants to rip the fetuses out of wombs and a abort children after they're born... hell better kill it now it might start smoking in junior high offending his highfalutin sensibilities!!!

  • David jensen
    David jensen 6 أشهر قبل +13

    Do you know what also will improve public health, making everyone brush their teeth at gunpoint would also improve public health.

    • Manuel Garcia
      Manuel Garcia 6 أشهر قبل

      Good point. The so-called soft drugs, nicotine, THC and alcohol cause chronic illnesses -- the single most expensive and ends up with people living the absolute worst lifestyles you can imagine are treated entirely too lightly by our Dear Leaders. On the other hand, the so-called "hard" drugs, cocaine, meth and heroin, are all treated with severe penalties, fines and persecution, but guess which kind of drugs actually do the least harm? The "hard" drugs. Hard drugs kill their victims much more quickly thereby costing society much less in the short run.

      Either way, trying to impose your personal views on another person at gunpoint is the real vice at work here. The wages of self-righteousness are destruction and death.

  • David jensen
    David jensen 6 أشهر قبل +3

    Another infringement on liberty

  • David jensen
    David jensen 6 أشهر قبل +1

    Mitch McConell is starting to become a Democrat.

    • Tyler Frank
      Tyler Frank 6 أشهر قبل

      David jensen fuck no as a Democrat there's no republican politician I despise more than mitch McConnell

  • just timing
    just timing 6 أشهر قبل +2

    Mitch McConnell is a slimy worm is a Rino Republican needs to step down and be gone!

    • thompson10ful
      thompson10ful 6 أشهر قبل

      hes a slimy worm who has climbed the steps of power. let him be, once their generation dies off and we get power they will say the same about us.

  • 109ejg
    109ejg 6 أشهر قبل +23

    Greedy, power hungry, tyrants. Lining their pockets at the expense of your Liberty.
    A third party is long overdo.

    • thompson10ful
      thompson10ful 6 أشهر قبل

      How do you not agree with this? Big Tobacco will fight this tooth and nail but the Senate Majority leader is introducing it. I agree with the third party but this means the gov is sticking it to one of their largest contributers

  • 2479patrick
    2479patrick 6 أشهر قبل +2

    Pass a bill eliminating chemtrails and gmos,and spraying roundup and pesticides.make it a crime against humanity bill

    • Aleksandr
      Aleksandr 4 أشهر قبل

      Chemtrails don't exist, GMOs don't cause health problems.

  • 2479patrick
    2479patrick 6 أشهر قبل +1

    Do NOT pass stupidity. And isn't kaines kid antifa member? Yea that's who should make decisions

  • 2479patrick
    2479patrick 6 أشهر قبل +6

    How stupid and a waste of time when still spraying chemicals on everything we eat drink and air we breath. U people are a disturbing joke..get a real job

  • Chaz Kel
    Chaz Kel 6 أشهر قبل +4

    That's right, our soldiers can fight and die but can't tobacco or alcohol until after they're dead? What ever happened to government of, by and for the people? You can operate a 2ton projectile at the age of 16, in some states even younger, change the age of military service to 21 and see where it goes. F---ing idiots.

  • Diana Hulstine
    Diana Hulstine 6 أشهر قبل

    Senate Repukes need to Impeach the Motherfucker !

  • Joseph McNair
    Joseph McNair 6 أشهر قبل

    When the GOP commits massive crimes and fraud they "take the moral high ground" by going tough on crime and starting wars against drugs, illnesses, and most recently the "terrorism" that they themselves created, funded and faked (9/11 anyone? b/c implosions don't look like collapses due to airplanes...21st century Operation Northwoods). But anyone who's interested in the truth is just a "conspiracy theorist".
    I only hope that if the dems impeach Trump they have the goods to impeach Pence, McConnell & Graham and throw the rest of the GOP leaders in prison too.