Other bills are being considered for the state, and State Rep. Ray said that based on whether they address the current problems with regards to e-cigs or not, he will decide whether or not to run HB 375.
On introducing HB 375, State Rep. Ray said that he doesn’t really want to completely ban vaping but that he believes this may be the only solution. “I don’t want to ban vaping completely,” he said. However, he added that in his opinion current regulations are not working as they are just promoting the illegal purchase and distribution of the devices. “The Senate President (Stuart Adams) said he wants just one vaping bill. Well, I’ve got that bill,” added Ray.
Other bills are being considered for the state, and State Rep. Ray said that he will be following closely to see whether they address the current problems or loopholes with regards to e-cigarettes. Based on this he will then decide whether or not to run HB 375.
Approved Bill Sets in Place Vaping Regulations in Schools
House Bill 58 which was sponsored by Rep. Susan Pulsipher, would set in place clear policies for dealing with vaping in schools. The bill consists of three parts. The first establishes clear policies for vaping in schools, requiring school administrators to ban vaping and confiscate and destroy any found products. The second would add education about vaping to school health curriculums, and the last part would provide funding to support schools in dealing with potential issues related to vaping.
Meanwhile, the state has also recently proposed nine changes to current vaping regulations, including: increasing the age to purchase vaping products to 21; a ban on the sales of flavoured products or sales restrictions to tobacco specialty stores; and extending the current tobacco product excise tax to include electronic devices.
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