RICHMOND, Va. — Lawmakers in both the House of Delegates and the Senate are focused on bills to ban the sale of tobacco and vape merchandise to any individual below 21 years outdated.
Delegate Chris Stolle, (R-Virginia Seashore) launched HB 2748 and has already garnered bipartisan strengthen, including Jeffrey Bourne (D-Richmond), who is the manager co-patron on the invoice.
Speaker of the House of Delegates Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) has additionally spoken out in desire of the laws. Cox, a retired teacher, says he’s indignant referring to the enlarge in vaping among heart and high college college students.
“When I started, we aloof were going thru smoking within the lavatories, nonetheless the factual news become that smoking had arrive down by the time I retired,” Cox informed the Day-to-day Press. “Vaping increase is de facto so explosive… I judge it’s miles (turning into) one amongst the tip complications within college.”
Remaining yr, the US Food and Drug Administration known as underage expend of e-vapor merchandise a pandemic.
Besides, vaping elevated nearly eighty% among high schoolers and 50% among heart schoolers since 2017, in accordance to recordsdata released final yr by the FDA along with the CDC.
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