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The Weekly, December 20, 2019

December 20, 2019

The Weekly

Congress Approves Raising Age to 21 for E-Cigarette and Tobacco Sales

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Congress Approves Raising Age to 21 for E-Cigarette and Tobacco Sales

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (The New York Times)—The House and Senate have now passed a provision that would ban the sale of tobacco and e-cigarettes to anyone under 21, at a time when Congress and the Trump administration are facing public pressure to reduce the soaring rates of teenage vaping.

President Trump has spoken in favor of increasing the age limit, and is expected to sign the measure into law as part of the overall spending package.

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The Foundation in the News

Actor Ernie Hudson to serve as national spokesperson for Think About the Link

Actor Ernie Hudson to serve as national spokesperson for Think About the Link

MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 (Prevent Cancer Foundation)—“It’s important to me that people know this issue is serious, but prevention is possible. As a two-time cancer survivor, I’m proud to be working with the Prevent Cancer Foundation to help bring awareness to the link between viruses and cancer. Bringing awareness to the HPV vaccine and its ability to prevent at least six types of cancer is truly stopping cancer before it starts.” – Ernie Hudson

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