AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Maine lawmakers will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a bill to ban electronic cigarettes on school grounds.
State law already prohibits e-cigarettes in the same public places where smoking is not allowed like restaurants, playgrounds, and beaches.
State Senator Rebecca Millett's bill would apply to e-cigarettes, vape pens, cigars and pipes.
Tuesday’s public hearing is at 1 p.m.
This comes as public health officials blame a national spike in teen tobacco use on vaping and e-cigarettes.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says e-cigarette use among high schoolers jumped by nearly 80 percent from 2017 to 2018.