October 9, 2019

Senator Abrams, Rep. Linehan, Public Health and Mental Health and Addiction Services Commissioners to Hold Vaping Forum in Cheshire Oct. 10

State Senator Mary Daugherty Abrams (D-Meriden, Middlefield, Rockfall, Middletown, Cheshire), Senate Chair of the Public Health Committee, announced today that she will host a forum for legislators and the public to discuss and learn more about the dangers of vaping with Representative Liz Linehan (D-Cheshire), Department of Public Health Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell and Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Commissioner Miriam Delphin-Rittmon. The forum is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on October 10 in Cheshire Town Hall’s Council Chambers.

“This forum is an opportunity to talk directly to both parents and students witnessing the rise in vaping first hand and public health professionals like Commissioners Coleman-Mitchell and Delphin-Rittmon, who can provide updated information about the health risks associated with these products,” Sen. Abrams said. “The vaping epidemic poses a threat to young people in the state of Connecticut, and I am glad to be able to raise awareness of this issue in order to protect our children and help provide them with the best opportunities for a healthy future. “

This forum will provide legislators and state commissioners with an opportunity to speak directly to the public about vaping in hopes that they can both spread awareness of its health risks and learn more about usage trends from teens and adults who see vaping usage. Officials seek to gain as much information as they can to prepare for the 2020 legislative session.