anti-smoking campaigns How Vape Shops Are Reacting To New Federal Smoking Age By Carter Barrett & Natalie Krebs • Jan 10, 2020 Natalie Krebs / Side Effects Public Media The federal government recently raised the smoking age to 21 to help curb teen vaping. Some are applauding the decision as a win for public health. Others worry it was a knee-jerk reaction. Why Raising The Smoking Age To 21 May Not Be Enough By Natalie Krebs & Carter Barrett • Jan 10, 2020 Photo by Carter Barrett/Side Effects Public Media. Just a few weeks ago, some Midwest state legislatures were aiming to raise the legal age for smoking. But Congress moved first, setting a new national age limit of 21. Now, some anti-smoking advocates say that’s not enough. Notorious FDA? Feds Turn To Hip-Hop To Tamp Down Teen Smoking By Maanvi Singh - NPR News • May 10, 2016 The federal government is getting into hip-hop — well, sort of.