Louisiana Legislature House panel moves bill to ban flavored vaping products

Published: April 28, 2023

By: McKinley Cobb, LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE–The House Judiciary Committee voted 7-3 Thursday to advance a bill prohibiting flavored nicotine products used in vaping.

HB 179 was authored by Rep. William Wheat, R-Ponchatoula. Wheat was concerned with the rising use of vapor and tobacco products by younger people. He described it as being “in epidemic proportions.”

Witnesses testified about the dangers of vaping. One witness was the mother of a Baton Rouge boy who died after using vapor and nicotine products.

According to Wheat, 52% of high school students have tried e-cigarettes–three times as many as in a study done in 2015.

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