Illinois lawmakers pass bill to ban sales of flavored e-cigarettes

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — State lawmakers have passed a bill that would ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.

The bill passed out of a Senate subcommittee yesterday, and still needs to make it through the full Senate, House before approval by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Supporters of the bill say it would help to prevent children from vaping.

Vape shop owners have strongly opposed the bill, saying it would effectively kill their business by taking most of their products off the shelves.

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