FOX- California legislators plan to introduce a bill to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in retail stores and vending machines in an effort to curb a rise in e-cigarette use among teens, officials said Thursday.
Twenty-six of its cities and counties already have restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco products, but California would be the first to implement a statewide ban, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Led by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, the six lawmakers plan to introduce the bill Monday.
“We must stop the appalling epidemic of e-cigarette use by youths,” Hill said in a statement. “Enticed by fruit, candy and other appealing flavors, high school and middle school students throughout the U.S. are vaping in record numbers. The surge has reversed the decline in underage use of all tobacco products.” MORE HERE