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The start of October ushered in a number of new laws taking effect in Connecticut.

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A report by the American Lung Association gave New York State mixed grades for its efforts to curb tobacco use.

The 2018 “State of Tobacco Control” report gave the state an “A” for its smoke-free air workplace laws but an “F” in funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs.

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One in four teens who use e-cigarettes say they’ve dripped, letting the nicotine-based liquid drop onto the e-cigarette’s heating coils and then inhaling the vapors. That figure comes from a Yale study that says there’s reason to be concerned about the trend.

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Connecticut lawmakers have to make state law comply with a recent Food and Drug Administration ruling on e-cigarettes.

Some lawmakers are returning to the state Capitol to determine whether Connecticut should do more to regulate electronic cigarettes and vapor products.