Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to introduce legislation to raise the national smoking and vaping age from 18 to 21 — already enforced in 12 states and Washington, DC. It’s a move supported by tobacco and e-cigarette makers, under scrutiny for the dramatic increase in youth vaping.
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Health officials are bracing for an uptick in measles cases as families gather to celebrate Passover and Easter. In New York, where a mandatory vaccination order remains in place, religious leaders are encouraging frank conversations about whether guests have been vaccinated.