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Columbia, SC 29204


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May 20, 2019

Federal - T21

There are several bills that have been introduced to raise the federal minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 ("T21"). We will provide updates as we learn more details about them all.

May 8, 2019

South Carolina - defeat of H. 3274, "Preemption bill"

We joined with ten other tobacco-control stakeholders, to express opposition to this legislation that would have prevented communities from passing local ordinances to protect kids from tobacco, especially e-cigarettes. The bill was defeated 21-18, a big loss for the Tobacco industry and e-cigarette supporters, and a win for South Carolina citizens!