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Jil Tracy visits constituents before session, talks vaping and marijuana

The new Illinois legislative veto session is just weeks away.

State lawmaker Jil Tracy made a stop in Quincy to chat with constituents Monday.

Tracy spoke to city and business leaders about what legislators could see.

Tracy said vaping will be one of the big issues legislators talk about when they return to Springfield.

A north suburban lawmaker sponsored a bill that would outlaw flavored vaping products and ban e-cigarettes in indoor public spaces.

Tracy said she expects the discussion to get a lot of attention.

“I do think it’s a hot topic legislators are concerned about and I think nationwide we’re concerned because all of the side affects we’re seeing just crop up among young people and the entire population that uses vaping,” she said.

Over five hundred people across the country have been hospitalized for vaping related sicknesses.

Eight have died including one person in Illinois and another from Missouri.

Tracy says other issues law makers will focus on include recreational marijuana taxation and dealing with complaints from Chicago about the recently passed gaming bill.

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Blake Sammann

Blake Sammann is a reporter and weekend anchor at WGEM News.

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