The battle to ban flavored e-cigarettes and other products hit resistance recently, but advocates said the struggle is not over.
Gov. Ned Lamont proposed a lean $22.3 billion budget Wednesday that would push Connecticut’s emergency reserves close to $3 billion while keeping taxes largely flat.
The Department of Public Health cited the outbreak of lung disease and an increase in teen vaping as its reasons for the ban.
Supporters of a ban on flavored vaping and tobacco products are now pinning their hopes for swift action on state leaders.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who has asked federal regulators to take e-cigarettes off the shelves, tackled the twin threats posed by teen vaping and an epidemic of lung injuries.
A person between the ages of 30 and 39 is the first to die in Connecticut of a mysterious lung disease linked to vaping. In addition, the number of vaping-related illnesses has climbed in the last week, from 18 to 25.
As Connecticut wrestles with a rise in the number of mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping, the state is preparing to increase the legal age to purchase tobacco products.
Gov. Ned Lamont is exploring a ban on flavored vaping products as part of a multi-state effort to regulate e-cigarettes and recreational marijuana use.
A surge of vaping-related illnesses has sent hundreds of people to hospitals across the country, including 11 in CT, and resulted in seven deaths. So what’s being done about it?
Some are turning to combustible cigarettes in a dangerous bid to lower their nicotine intake and get off their vapes.
Vaping has surged in the past two years, particularly among teenagers and young adults. More than 20% of high school students reported vaping in 2018 — almost twice the 2017 rate.
JUUL Labs has come under fire in recent months for marketing schemes that heavily target teenagers and claims that its products are a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes.
The Senate voted Friday to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. The bill now heads to Gov. Ned Lamont, who has pledged to sign the measure.
The number of Connecticut high school students who used vaping products, such as e-cigarettes, doubled from 2015 to 2017, according to a new study released by the state Department of Public Health.
“No smoking” signs would apply to the use of electronic cigarettes under legislation passed Thursday night by the state House of Representatives and sent to the Senate.