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.
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.
Can an electronic cigarette help you quit smoking? Is it safer than a regular cigarette, or are those claims simply smoke and mirrors? The Connecticut legislature is considering a bill prohibiting the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems, vapor products, and similar devices in the same places smoking is prohibited. Here are excerpts from what a number of witnesses, both pro and con, told the Public Health Committee about HB 6283 in written testimony for a recent public hearing.
WASHINGTON – Only one other senator co-sponsored more legislation than Sen. Richard Blumenthal in the outgoing Congress — just one indication of the Connecticut Democrat’s energy and broad reach on Capitol Hill. He’s used his position as a member of the majority party in the Senate and his role on key committees to make the most of his political clout. (This is the sixth in a series of stories about the roles each member of the Connecticut congressional delegation played in the 113th Congress.)