November 12, 2019

Senator Abrams, Reps. Abercrombie and Altobello, Mental Health and Addiction Services Commissioner Delphin-Rittmon to Host Meriden Vaping Forum

State Senator Mary Daugherty Abrams (D- Meriden, Middlefield, Rockfall, Middletown, Cheshire) announced today that she will host a forum in November for legislators and the public to discuss and learn more about vaping with State Representatives Cathy Abercrombie (D-Meriden) and Buddy Altobello (D-Meriden) and Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Commissioner Delphin-Rittmon. The forum will be held Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Meriden’s Francis T. Maloney High School Library Media Center, located at 121 Gravel Street.

This is the second vaping forum Sen. Abrams has held after an October event in Cheshire. As Senate Chair of the Public Health Committee, Sen. Abrams is interested in educating and learning from the public about this growing public health crisis. She plans to hold additional forums to ensure her entire district is involved in these discussions.

In addition to Sen. Abrams, Reps. Abercrombie and Altobello and Commissioner Delphin-Rittmon, additional leaders attending the forum will include Barbara Walsh of the Department of Public Health, Meriden Health and Human Services Director Lea Crown, Meriden Student Supports and Special Education Senior Director Patricia Sullivan-Kowalski and Krystle Blake of the Rushford and Meriden Youth Coalition.