If you’re someone who likes vaping, you should know that the laws are different in every state. Don’t get called out in public for doing something wrong.
There was a 78% increase in the use of e-cigarettes among high-school youth between 2017 and 2018. This is an alarming rate, owing to the fact that there’re laws revolving around AZ public vaping. The current laws forbid the sale of vape to students but aren’t adequate to curb the growing crisis.
One of the bills currently waiting to become law is to reclassify e-cigarettes as tobacco. If this becomes law, it’ll bring Arizona in line with the federal law. The federal law prohibits the sale of tobacco to people below the age of 18 years.
There’s a belief that the reclassification will provide the state with a more comprehensive anti-vaping law. It’ll also remove ambiguity about the vaping products prohibited from sale to minors.
Read on to learn more!
The Opposition of the Bill
Some proponents of vaping are vehemently opposed to the bill. They say that e-cigarettes are a lot different from the traditional ones and shouldn’t be classified together. They argue that the classification will make the public think negatively about vaporing in AZ public space.
In defense, the Senate says that e-cigarettes contain nicotine, a product high-school students shouldn’t access. Since the government and adults must protect minors, the reclassification would be a good starting point.
Unfortunately, unlike the regular cigarettes, vape leaves no nicotine smell behind after smoking. Some vaping gadgets are too small that parents hardly notice them. The devices are also used to smoke CBD vape juice.
The State of Vaping by Minors in Arizona
In the past year, there has been an enormous increase in the use of vapes by high school students. Most of the devices resemble a Universal Serial Bus Flash Drive, hence hard for teachers and parents to detect. The sale of the vapes grew seven-fold in that period.