The sponsors of the bill are Rep. Jeffrey Mursau, R-Crivitz Rep. Debra Kolste, D-Janesville Sen. Andre Jacque, R-De Pere and Sen. Fred Risser, D-Madison. The proposed legislation would add vaping merchandise and other electronic devices to the state’s current smoking ban, which took impact in 2009.
The present law, which bans smoking in enclosed public locations, applies to cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco merchandise but not vaping merchandise. The bill sponsors cited the current reports about a quantity of teens who have been hospitalized due to extreme lung harm across the state, which regional wellness officials are linking (regardless of the lack of proof) to vaping.
The Bill sponsors are also pointing out that the proposal has the assistance of the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, the Wisconsin chapter of the American Lung Association, and the Campaign for Tobacco-Totally free Youngsters.
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