Lawmakers consider severe restrictions on vaping products

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Middle and high-school students joined administrators, parents and doctors Wednesday in urging a state Senate committee to pass severe restrictions on nicotine vaping products. They decried how some of their peers leave class to vape in the bathroom or even use the products during class by exhaling into their sleeve. Washington adopted a temporary ban on flavored e-cigarette juice in October as the nation grappled with a mysterious, sometimes fatal lung illness that appeared linked to vaping. The bill considered Wednesday would make the flavor ban permanent, while also limiting the nicotine content and size of each vaping juice cartridge.