When the target Thursday was on Florida’s abortion ban signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the new legislation also  aims to discourage cigarette smoking not only for expecting girls but ladies who might turn into pregnant.

The new language in the law — about women who may well come to be pregnant — expands on an current tobacco prevention system in Florida that pushes to decrease equally tobacco use and exposure to “environmental tobacco smoke.”

The new legislation could influence some 4 million gals in Florida who may possibly come to be expecting, in accordance to  knowledge from a state office linked to demographics.  Approximately, that signifies women in their teenager a long time to girls in their 40s.

Florida voters adopted a constitutional modification in 2006, producing the Detailed Statewide Tobacco Education and learning and Avoidance Program. In 2007, the Florida Legislature adopted up, generating the “Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Program” that mainly targeted on educating youth and their dad and mom about the potential risks of tobacco, in accordance to a legislative evaluation.

Underneath the new law, “the plan shall contain the adhering to parts, every single of which shall concentration on educating individuals, specifically pregnant females, gals who may come to be expecting, and youth and their mothers and fathers, about the wellness dangers of tobacco and discouraging the use of tobacco.”

Amid lots of elements of the system, the state offers assets for tobacco people, this kind of as cessation packages and counseling products and services as very well as advertising campaigns to discourage tobacco use. The purpose of the software is “to decrease the prevalence of tobacco use between youth, adults, and pregnant ladies, and gals who may perhaps develop into expecting,” according to the bill’s language.

Meanwhile, DeSantis signed the 15-week abortion invoice into regulation Thursday throughout a ceremony at a church in Kissimmee.

The new regulation normally takes influence on July 1, banning abortions soon after 15 weeks with no exceptions for rape or incest and includes other provisions, these kinds of as the additions to the statewide tobacco avoidance software.