* Jordan Abudayyeh in the governor’s office…
“Since taking office, the Governor has worked to protect the health and safety of all Illinoisans, especially our young people. He supports the efforts of state lawmakers to outlaw flavored e-cigarettes and vaping products, and also supports those proposals moving forward during the fall veto session.”
- So far, this administration has worked with the General Assembly to raise the smoking age to 21, including for vaping and e-cigarettes.
- He also imposed the first-ever tax on e-cigarettes and vaping products to make them more difficult for young people to get their hands on.
- The Governor also convened a working group of medical and legal experts to study the scientific evidence so they can develop long-term solutions to keep Illinoisans safe and healthy.
Not sure why it’s necessary to ban a product for adult consumption when it’s already illegal for people under 21, particularly since there is no real connection between these products and the recent reported vaping illnesses. But the public and the media are in a furor, so politicians gonna politic.