DES PLAINES, Ill. – Alarmed at reports of linking vaping to breathing issues and deaths, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, has sponsored legislation to ban flavored tobacco products, such as vapes and e-cigarettes, from being sold, bought and distributed in the state of Illinois.
“As we are seeing now, these flavored tobacco products are becoming a huge problem among our children and young adults,” said Moylan. “All this vaping is proving to be real dangerous and these tobacco and vape companies are targeting kids with all the different candy-like flavors they offer.”
So far, at least six people have died from vaping-related lung complications, the first being reported in Illinois. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have also recently reported that as many as 450 cases of serious lung disease have been linked to e-cigarette use, or vaping.
In response, Moylan has sponsored an initiative to ban all flavored tobacco products in Illinois. House Bill 3883, which was filed late last week, will ban all sales and distribution of flavored tobacco products such as vapes and e-cigarettes.
“We need to think about the children, and how we need to protect them from falling victim to big tobacco’s sales tactics,” said Moylan. “Too many innocent young individuals are dying or becoming sick due to these dangerous smoking products, we must protect and save our kids.”
For more information about House Bill 3883, or any questions or concerns relating this issue, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or email StateRepMoylan@gmail.com.
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