Vaping Bill passes the legislature and heads to the Governor's desk

Published: May. 25, 2019 at 6:57 PM CDT
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A bill intended to reduce the use of vaping products by minors passed May 24.

LB149, introduced by Grand Island Sen. Dan Quick, raises the legal age from 18 to 19 for purchasing and possessing vapor products, flavored liquids containing nicotine and tobacco products.

Individuals younger than 19 who purchase or use vapor or tobacco products will be guilty of a Class V misdemeanor and an individual selling or providing vapor or tobacco products to those under 19 will be guilty of a Class III misdemeanor.

The bill also requires retailers that sell vapor products to be licensed.

LB149 was approved on a vote of 45-0.

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