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Local lawmaker supports bills to crack down on teen vaping

Several bills have been proposed in Connecticut this legislative session dealing with vaping.  One bill calls for raising the age someone could buy vaping products from 18 to 21. 

A public hearing was held earlier this month on a bill to impose a tax on liquid vaping products at the same percentage rate as other tobacco products.  That measure was introduced by Bob Godfrey of Danbury, Kent Representative Maria Horn and Redding Senator Will Haskell, among others. 

A public hearing was held Friday on a proposal to include the dangers of vaping in the public school curriculum.  The measure also calls for other revisions to the comprehensive school health education curriculum to include the role of consent in sexual relationships.  The Healthy and Balanced Living Curriculum Framework was originally developed by the Department of Education.