The battle to ban flavored e-cigarettes and other products hit resistance recently, but advocates said the struggle is not over.
As the world struggles to control the coronavirus, U.S. officials are refighting public health battles they thought they had won.
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.
There are no major tax hikes in Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget proposal, but it does include a ban on flavored vaping liquids and place restrictions on the debt-free college program.
The governors of four northeastern states are exploring a regional approach to the legalization of recreational marijuana.
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.
The adults celebrated the new law on tobacco and vaping. The kids were less impressed.
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?
Connecticut would be following New York and Michigan which have already enacted bans.
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.
Altogether, the state has logged five cases of the illness. All of the patients became sick in July and August and have since been released from the hospital, the department said.