E-cigarette manufacturers slightly alter the chemical composition of their products to stay one-step ahead of regulators. It’s one of the main reasons e-cigarette and tobacco usage is on the rise in public schools.

Working with the American Cancer Society, I introduced SB1009 to reclassify e-cigarettes as tobacco products. Last week, SB1009 passed the Arizona Senate unanimously and was transmitted to the House for ratification.

Reclassifying e-cigarettes strengthens our ability to keep them out of the hands of students and begins to reverse this alarming trend.

I am very proud to sponsor SB1009. I’m hopeful for swift, bi-partisan passage in the House so we can send to the Governor’s desk!

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