Tuesday marked an important day in Connecticut as far as health is concerned. As of Oct. 1, it has become that much harder for high school kids to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products as well as vaping products that contain nicotine. That’s because a new state law prohibits sale of those products to people under 21.
The legislation was passed earlier this year — overwhelmingly in both the House and Senate — and signed by Gov. Ned Lamont. All three of Wilton’s legislators — state Sen. Will Haskell (D-26), state Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) and state Rep. Tom O’Dea (R-125) — voted in favor of the bill.