Vaping-related injuries are being reported in Minnesota and across the nation, but many young people remain unaware of the health risks associated with e-cigarettes. Nicotine is the chief substance in both traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes, and it’s extremely addictive, so it’s imperative we take bold steps now to prevent permanent damage.
At the end of October, my House colleagues and I announced a package of tobacco prevention proposals to help address this growing epidemic. You can read the MinnPost opinion piece I authored with my colleague Representative Alice Mann, who is also a practicing physician.
Last Friday, I joined Representative Edelson, Senator Nelson, and Senator Anderson for a visit to Minnetonka High School to learn more about preventative measures the school is taking to combat youth vaping. Learn more here.