Lawmakers want to curb teen vaping through harsher punishments for businesses

BY: - September 7, 2023

A new bill introduced to the Ohio House would increase the penalties for businesses that sell tobacco and nicotine products to kids and teens. Teen vaping continues to rise. “We see those numbers going up every year, more and more kids vaping, using tobacco products,” said Kelly Vyzral with the Children’s Defense Fund Ohio. Twenty […]

Health groups urge states to spend Juul settlement dollars on tobacco prevention

BY: - October 11, 2022

This article originally appeared in Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Major medical groups are urging states that won a $438.5 million settlement in a case against electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. to use the money for tobacco prevention and cessation programs, particularly those aimed at young people. Selling e-cigarette products to […]

Vaping illness, Internet access in rural Ohio and home rule

BY: - December 23, 2019

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