Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, Assemblymember Jim Wood, and Senator Jerry Hill Remain Committed to Passing Comprehensive Legislation Following Governor Newsom’s Executive Action on Vaping

Monday, September 16, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - “We appreciate Governor Newsom’s engagement and look forward to working with him to go beyond these initial steps with legislation that takes the strongest action possible to stem the epidemic use by our youth of flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and other vape products. With more than 3.6 million middle and high school students using e-cigarettes, our youth are being misled to believe that these flavored tobacco products are a ‘safe tobacco alternative,’ when in fact, they harm brain and lung development and are sending our teens to the hospital. We must build a strong, comprehensive legislative package to attack this problem in California – and get to the heart of the problem: the products themselves. We fully support the Governor’s belief that these products should be banned, and we look forward to working with him to pass legislation that will bring an end to this public health crisis and protect the youth in our state.”

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