E-Cigarettes and Vaping Bill Passed

May 20, 2019

The House made an important step in potentially reducing the number of people addicted to nicotine by passing HB 7200. The bill will prevent sales of all forms of Nicotine to those under 21, an age group where the brain is still developing and young people are vulnerable to the addictive effects of nicotine.

We also passed HB 7190 that will protect people who administer Naloxone or Narcan from civil or criminal prosecution. This is important considering Connecticut is among the top ten states with the highest rates of opioid-realted overdose deaths.

Both these bills will now be considered by the Senate.