State Senator Sue Rezin is sponsoring a measure aimed at reducing underage individuals’ access to vapor products.
Senate Bill 2288 prohibits the sale of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, and alternative nicotine products within 100 feet of a school.
Rezin says that in a recent study, almost 3 in 10 high-school students reported using an e-cigarette within the past 30 days.
Just last week, the state of Illinois announced a third death related to vaping. The Morris Republican spoke with WLPO last week about the increasing instances of vaping with THC, the psychoactive element of cannabis.
So far, 166 people in Illinois have experienced lung injuries after using e-cigs or vaping. They range in age from 13 to 75, with a median age of 22. State figures show there have been a handful of vaping related respiratory illnesses diagnosed in both Bureau and La Salle Counties.