Vaping Hearing At RI State House To Be Held Wednesday


PEOPLE WHO LIVED THERE.

(PL)

LOOKING AHEAD ...

TO LATER TODAY-- AND A HEARING

ON VAPING AT THE RHODE ISLAND

STATE HOUSE.

(KW)

GOVERNOR GINA RAIMONDO'S VAPING

BAN IS STILL IN EFFECT.... BUT

THE TIME ON THAT IS RUNNING OUT.

ALEXANDRA LESLIE JOINS US NOW...

ALEX, OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO

FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO NEXT.

(AL)

LAST FALL...THE GOVERNOR BANNED

THE SALE OF FLAVORED VAPING

PRODUCTS.

THE INITIAL VAPE REGULATIONS

WERE IN EFFECT FOR 120 DAYS ...

THEN EXTENDED FOR ANOTHER 60.

RIGHT NOW... WE'RE STILL IN THE

180 PERIOD KEEPING THE BAN IN

PLACE.

THE GOVERNOR ISSUED THIS IN

RESPONSE TO THE INCREASING

NUMBER OF VAPING RELATED

ILLNESSES PLAGUING THE NATION.

AS OF LAST WEEK... THE CENTERS

FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND

PREVENTION REPORTS ALMOST 2-800

VAPING RELATED ILLNESSES AND 64

DEATHS NATIONWIDE.

LATER TODAY... HOUSE LAWMAKERS

ARE HEARING ABOUT TWO DIFFERENT

BILLS RELATED TO VAPING.

THE HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL

HOLD A HEARING RELATED TO

BANNING THE SALE OF FLAVORED

VAPING PRODUCTS.

IT'S SOMETHING THE GOVERNOR HAS

CALLED ON IN HER 2020 BUDGET.

ALSO TODAY, THE HOUSE COMMITTEE

OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE

WILL HEAR MORE ABOUT A BILL

REGARDING E-CIGARETTES.

SPONSORS OF THE BILL WANT TO

DEVELOP A CURRICULUM FOR

STUDENTS GRADES K-12 ABOUT THE

HEALTH RISKS OF E-CIGARETTES.

(AL)

GOVERNOR RAIMONDO HAS PREVIOUSLY

SAID SHE WANTS TO MAKE THE BAN

PERMANENT

THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WILL BE

AT THE STATE HOUSE TONIGHT IN

SUPPORT OF THIS.

I'M ALEXANDRA LESLIE, EYEWITNESS

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