Wisconsin lawmakers propose new bill to raise legal smoking age
The legal smoking age in Wisconsin could be going up if a new initiative makes its way through the state legislature.

Tobacco and nicotine use amongst Wisconsin’s youth is increasing at a staggering rate according to the American Heart Association, but a new bill is looking to protect Wisconsin’s youth from the dangerous habit.

Representative Jodi Emerson says that the rise in youth smoking numbers is mostly attributed to vaping.

"One of the things that we`re seeing a huge growth in children, adolescents, teens, is vaping,” Emerson said. “They`re thinking, I don`t want to smoke or use cigarettes, but vaping, in their mind, is a healthy alternative."...

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Ken Notes: Not a bad idea but we really need to focus on getting tobacco away from those under 18....



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