Rezin files legislation combating vaping epidemic

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Sue Rezin is helping to combat youth vaping. In light of the recent health issues related to electronic cigarettes, Senator Rezin filed legislation aimed at reducing underage individuals’ access to vapor products. The bill prohibits the sale of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, and alternative nicotine products within 100 feet of a school. Retailers who violate this provision would be subject to penalties. Sen. Rezin is also working on additional legislation like addressing the ongoing problem of so-called “strawman” sales and requiring all retailers to display a notice that warns consumers that vaping unregulated THC is proven to be dangerous to their health.