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Health Care
3:01 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Gutted E-Cigarette Bill Passes House

An electronic cigarette
Flickr: Lindsay Fox

The Utah House unanimously passed a bill Friday that would put harsher penalties on stores that sell electronic cigarettes to minors, but not before passing a substitute bill that drastically changed the sponsor’s original intent.

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Politics
5:08 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Ban on Smoking in Your Car with Children Moves Forward

A bill making it illegal to smoke in a car with children is one step closer to becoming law after getting a favorable recommendation from the House Health and Human Services Committee.

Democratic Representative Patrice Arent says her bill is aimed at helping the thousands of children without a voice who are being harmed by second hand smoke in cars. Several doctors spoke in favor of the bill, including Dr. Kevin Nelson, a pediatrician at the University of Utah.

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