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Vaping supporters rally against new state law

Hoosier Vapors gathered to protest House Bill 1432, which they say will cut down on the number of Indiana vaping stores.
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People rallied at the Statehouse Saturday against a state law that puts more restrictions on vaping.

Hoosier Vapors gathered to protest House Bill 1432. The group said, in part, the bill requires the makers of e-liquid to use a qualified security company. Since there's only one qualified security company, which happens to be located in Lafayette, they say the restriction will cut down the number of Indiana vaping stores.

"This is a $100 million-a-year industry, as of 2014," according to Evan McMahon with Hoosier Vapors. "We're providing sales tax revenue. There's over 2,200 people full-time employed at vape shops across the state. It's 200 small, mom-and-pop businesses that are all-- many had plans to expand this year that have all been put on hold."

The new law goes into effect on July 1.