Bill that includes ban on vaping products in schools passes state House

HARRISBURG, June 15 – A bill that includes state Rep. Gerald Mullery’s legislation to ban nicotine products from school grounds, including increasingly popular "vaping" products and electronic cigarettes, passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today.

 

Mullery’s legislation was included in House Bill 954, which would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes, vaporizing products and other devices used to ingest nicotine to minors.

 

"We all know nicotine is extremely addictive, and products used to ingest it should not be available to minors," said Mullery, D-Newport Township. "These products certainly do not have any place in and around our schools where young people can be tempted to start a destructive habit."

 

The bill now goes to the state Senate for possible consideration.