Missing from the governor’s plan is a broader prohibition on flavored tobacco goods, including menthol cigarettes and fruit flavored cigars.
Gov. Ned Lamont opened the new legislative session with proposals to ban flavored vaping product sales and to take initial, tentative steps toward legalizing marijuana.
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.
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.
Connecticut would be following New York and Michigan which have already enacted bans.