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

The Invoice sponsors are additionally declaring that the proposal has the help 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 Youngsters.

Wisconsin: Smoking Charges at Report Low as Vaping Will increase

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