The proposal being considered during this session makes an exception that would allow the continued sale of menthol products, and testimony from some indicating that the measure doesn’t go far enough are also looking for a ban on vaping in a vehicle where someone under 18 is present.
By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com
Connecticut lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday on legislation that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco and vape products as well as prohibit the use of vapes while in a vehicle with a child.
The bill is the most recent effort by members of the legislature’s Public Health Committee to take flavored nicotine products off the market in an effort to reduce smoking and vaping among young people. Similar legislation has failed to make it across the finish line during recent legislative sessions.
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