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Rhode Island Bill Aims to Add Marijuana, Vapor to Secondhand Smoke Laws

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    Rhode Island Bill Aims to Add Marijuana, Vapor to Secondhand Smoke Laws
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    BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 13: An activists smokes a marijuana joint prior to marching in the annual Hemp Parade (Hanfparade) on August 13, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. German proponents of cannabis legalization are hoping that the legalization in several states in the USA in recent years will increase the likelihood of legalization in Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

    A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would add marijuana smoke and vapor to Rhode Island's secondhand smoke laws.

    A measure by Democratic Rep. Grace Diaz would add secondhand marijuana smoke or vapor, regardless of how the smoke or vapor was generated, to any state law that protects people from exposure to secondhand smoke.

    The bill was referred to the House health and education committee.

    Diaz, of Providence, says she wants to proactively address secondhand smoke from marijuana and vaping.

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    She says Rhode Island's secondhand smoke laws need updating.

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