News 8 hosts ‘Clearing the Air: A Town Hall on Vaping’

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Watch the full special in the video above.

(WTNH) — News 8 brings together a robust panel including doctors, business owners, lawmakers, and anti-tobacco advocates to break down a proposal to ban flavored tobacco products in Connecticut.

Panelists include:

  • Senator Saud Anwar, 3rd district, CT State Senate
  • Matt Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  • William Tong, Connecticut Attorney General
  • Dr. Melanie Sue Collins, Pediatric Pulmonologist, Connecticut Children’s
  • Michelle Seagull, Commissioner, Department of Consumer Protection
  • Nichola Hall, Bridgeport NAACP
  • Jonathan Shaer Executive Director, New England Convenience Store and Energy Marketers Association
  • Andrew O’Bright President, Connecticut Chapter of Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association
  • Nickey Kollie Director of Member Services & Legislative Affairs, Connecticut Energy Marketers Association

RELATED: Bills to ban flavored tobacco products and menthol cigarettes remain on the table at state capitol

WATCH: Legislators working to protect teens from tobacco products. Is a ban effective?

WATCH: Right now, the governor’s plan does not ban menthol cigarettes. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

WATCH: Thoughts on how well the state does on enforcing the law when it comes to convenience stores selling tobacco/vape products to those under age.

WATCH: Should responsible adults who use tobacco products be willing to give up flavored products available to protect kids?

WATCH: What does vaping do to teens? Long-term effects?

WATCH: Former smokers who have switched to vaping say they want the choice of flavors that legislators are looking to ban. Is it a mistake to take away flavored vape products for these smokers?

WATCH: What’s the big deal of menthol cigarette smoking? Why is it so important for lawmakers to ban menthol in their legislation? What about the black market?

WATCH: Toll of flavored tobacco products on teens

WATCH: Final thoughts from panelists

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