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New Hampshire to consider 2 vaping-related bills next year

December 23, 2019 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) —

New Hampshire lawmakers will be considering two bills to crack down on vaping this session.

Last session, the Legislature added vaping to state’s tobacco laws and raised the minimum age for both cigarettes and vaping products to 19. Next year, lawmakers will consider a bill to go even further and raise the minimum age for vaping to 21.

Lawmakers also will take up a bill that would ban all flavored vaping products except for menthol.

Democratic Rep. Jerry Knirk told New Hampshire Public Radio that he believes it’s a public health issue and that lawmakers should be doing everything they can to stop teens from vaping. But Republican Gov. Chris Sununu says he would not support banning sales of any vaping products.