by: angela garrity
The Washington Times reports that the Connecticut House of Representatives overwhelming voted in favor of moving the legal age of purchasing cigarettes, other tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and vaping products to 21 yesterday. The bill also prohibits smoking or vaping on school grounds at any time as well as will double the annual fee from $400 to $800 for vaping business licenses.
A number of cities and towns have already passed their own ordinances that raises the age of purchasing including Hartford, Bridgeport, South Windsor, Southington, Wallingford, Trumbull, and Milford.
The bill removes language that did include a proposed flavor ban.
The landslide vote was 124-22 and now move onto the Senate for action.
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