Bill mandating education on vaping passes Georgia Senate 

A  bill tackling teenage e-cigarette use passed the state Senate on Thursday. 

Senate Bill 375 would require e-cigarette education to be added to mandatory drug and alcohol education in schools, and it would ban vaping in school zones. 

The bill, proposed by state Sen. Jeff Mullis, R - Chickamauga, would also raise the legal age to buy tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21 to match federal law. The legal age to purchase tobacco products in Georgia was previously 18. 

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