These are bills that are linked and resemble each other in the United States. Last Thursday, the State of Hawaii presented unanimously a bill banning vaping and flavored tobacco products.
A BILL TO FIGHT “SMOKING” AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE
Le Bill 2457, known under the name of " Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2020 Planned to curb youth smoking, would ban the sale or distribution of all flavored tobacco and vaping products in the state.
After several years, the state legislature decided " that Hawaii needed to take steps to regulate flavored tobacco products to reduce health disparities related to tobacco and to fight the epidemic of vaping among young people. »
If passed, the bill will make the sale or possession for the purpose of resale of flavored tobacco products illegal. It will also be prohibited to market or promote any vaping product designed to appeal to people under the age of 21. The bill also prohibits labeling indicating that a product has a flavor. Any flavored product found in the possession of a seller will be seized and considered to be contraband.
A first offense would result in a fine of $ 500. Subsequent offenses would result in a fine of $ 500 to $ 2. Each flavored product would be considered a separate offense.
Anyone under the age of 21 who is in possession of prohibited materials will be fined $ 10 for the first offense. For subsequent offenses, the fine is increased to $ 50. If adopted and signed by the Governor David Ige, the measure will become effective on September 1.