State Rep. Chris Taylor
Press Release

Liquid Nicotine Regulations Signed Into Law

Liquid nicotine is a toxic substance, a tiny amount of which can kill a small child.

By - Mar 2nd, 2016 10:39 am

MADISON – Recently, President Barack Obama signed the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act, which requires child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine cartridges. Wisconsin Assembly Bill 502, co-authored by Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem) and Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison), required the same.

Liquid nicotine is a toxic substance, a tiny amount of which can kill a small child. Liquid nicotine bottles are currently easy to open, and come in appealing packaging and flavors, such as gummy bear.

“I am glad to see that regulation of this deadly substance is finally the law of the land,” said Rep. Kerkman. “I am confident that lives will be saved because of it. I want to thank Rep. Taylor for her assistance as we tried to be proactive with this legislation and I would also like to thank my colleagues in the Assembly for their support of AB 502.”

“I’m thrilled that the Wisconsin State Assembly and Congress recognized the importance of regulating liquid nicotine,” stated Rep. Taylor. “It is truly a bi-partisan, common-sense piece of legislation that we can all get behind. Protecting our children should not be political.”

AB 502 garnered support from RAI Services Company, the Wisconsin Grocers Association, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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