Gov. Evers calls for legislative action to curb youth vaping
January 19, 2020 2:48PM CST
MADISON, WI (AP)—Gov. Tony Evers announced Sunday he wants state lawmakers to pass a package of bills aimed at curbing youth vaping and educating the public about vaping’s potential dangers.
The Democratic governor is requesting bill that would ban vaping and vapor products on K-12 campuses and expand the definition of public health emergencies.
Another bill would fund a public health campaign to address youth vaping. The governor’s office outlined his proposals in a press release Sunday.
The governor’s office said vaping products pose serious health risks to young users because the nicotine contained in e-cigarettes can harm parts of the brain that control attention and learning.