On Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Caucus Chairman Carlos González spoke on behalf of the MBLLC in support of House bill 2654. The Legislation, summarized above, was filed by MBLLC member Rep. Andy Vargas and Rep. Denise Garlick to address a growing public health issues. Vaping products include harmful nicotine that can hamper the development of our young children and can alter their brain.
During the testimony Chairman González noted that the growing use of vaping products threatens the gains we have made while addressing cigarette use. Cigarette use among Massachusetts youth has declined by more than 60% in the past 20 years currently standing at 6.4%: the lowest rate ever recorded for Commonwealth youth.
Additional information about the bill is included here and we welcome the public to share their support as well.
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