Georgia lawmakers propose vape ban

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Georgia lawmakers are looking to crack down on the use of flavored vaping products.

During the Georgia 2020 legislative session, state representatives are proposing a bill to ban flavored vaping products including vapes and e-cigarettes.

“It’s unfortunately just a trendy thing to do for these kids,” Georgia State Representative Dale Washburn said.

According to lung nurse navigator Sally Waldorf at Medical navicent Health, vape products were initially thought to be safer than tobacco products and offer a healthier alternative for smokers. However vaping still exposes users to chemicals and metals.

Medical Center Navicent Health offers free classes to help people stop smoking. For more information, call (478) 633-8537.

Georgia’s 2020 legislative session starts Jan. 13.

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