The sponsors of the invoice 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 laws would add vaping merchandise and different digital units to the state’s current smoking ban, which took impact in 2009.

The present regulation, which bans smoking in enclosed public locations, applies to cigarettes, cigars and different tobacco merchandise however not vaping merchandise. The invoice sponsors cited the latest studies about plenty of teenagers who’ve been hospitalized as a result of extreme lung injury throughout the state, which native well being officers are linking (regardless of the dearth of proof) to vaping.

The Invoice sponsors are additionally stating that the proposal has the assist of the American Coronary heart Affiliation, the American Most cancers Society’s Most cancers Motion Community, the Wisconsin chapter of the American Lung Affiliation, and the Marketing campaign for Tobacco-Free Children.

Wisconsin: Smoking Charges at File Low as Vaping Will increase

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