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Should Hawaiʻi Increase Regulations on Vaping?

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: Should Hawaiʻi Increase Regulations on Vaping?

 

Should Hawaiʻi Increase Regulations on Vaping? More State lawmakers are viewing electronic cigarettes as a threat to public health, especially among youth and young adults. Up for consideration is proposed legislation to: 1) Include e-smoking devices in the definition of tobacco products; 2) Ban the sale of some flavored tobacco products; 3) Use money from hikes in fees and taxes for education and prevention programs. Join the conversation on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI. You can phone in or leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

 

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Vaping (Electronic Cigarettes)

 

Hawaiʻi health officials are sounding the alarm about what they see as a dangerous trend among local teenagers: Vaping – using Electronic Cigarettes. Studies show that 42% of high school students and 27% of middle school students statewide have tried e-cigarettes. The percentages are higher in Kauaʻi, Maui and Hawaiʻi counties. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, and officials worry vaping will create a new generation of nicotine addicts. A leading manufacturer of e-cigarettes says its products function as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes and are not intended for minors. What’s your take? Join the conversation on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI. You can phone in, or leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

 

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