Saturday, January 5, 2019

When Joel Kleefisch stood against gov't. 'vaping patrols'

[Updated with a Ron Johnson reminder, too.]

There's an epidemic of harmful youth vaping, say State of Wisconsin health officials in what might be that department's final major news story of the Walker administration's tenure:
Teen vaping has become an epidemic, state health officials warn in new advisory
Remember when this Wisconsin official - - also retiring next week - - took a pro-vaping stand?
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New vaping rules might give Joel Kleefisch the vapors

As the US Food and Drug Administration moves against the health hazards of e-cigarette vaping let's not forget - - noted here - - that Wisconsin State Rep. Joel Kleefisch, (R-Oconomowoc), in his inimitable style, has long been a vaping defender via news release:
Vapor devices contain nicotine without the tar, old mattresses and rat poison contained in tobacco cigarettes and cigars. In the body, nicotine has virtually the same effects as when caffeine is consumed...
Right in Lake Country, the electronic vapor device industry is booming at Johnson Creek Enterprises...Businesses like this have opened the door to a flourishing industry that's mission is providing consumers a choice other than smoking tobacco products... 
It's not governments job tell people of the legal age that they are not allowed to partake in a legal activity... 
The nanny state needs to stop interfering in our daily lives. It's no longer a matter of whether there will be efforts for government to step in and start up the vapor patrols. 

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