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Cornyn aims for stricter controls on sale of vaping products to youth

Posted: 6:39 PM, Feb 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-14 19:41:41-05
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn speaks about teen vaping

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn was here in the Coastal Bend today to learn more about kids and vaping which he says is a public health crisis.

Cornyn was part of a roundtable discussion with local leaders and doctors at Driscoll Children's Hospital.

The senator is trying to get legislation passed to help cut down on the number of kids who vape.

If approved, his bill would close an online loophole that allows millions of minors to get e-cigarettes and vaping products.

“If you go buy a tobacco product online, you have to prove you're 21 years of age or older, and the rules ought to be the same for e-cigarettes,” Cornyn said.

Cornyn says his bill has bipartisan support, so he’s hopeful it will pass.