Lawmakers debate banning flavored tobacco products

Bills that seek to outlaw the sale of flavored electronic and combustible tobacco products in Maryland have piled on state lawmakers’ desks this session — sparking debate among business owners who sell the products, citizens who say the flavors help with smoking cessation, and anti-smoking health experts and parents. During a hearing Thursday, Feb. 13, the state Senate Finance Committee absorbed a peppering of public comment on two of the bills — similarly-intentioned Senate bills 410 and 233, which are taking aim at flavored electronic-only tobacco products and all flavored tobacco products, respectively. (Star Dem.)

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