Tuesday, 21 May 2013 17:27
A bill aimed at kicking the habit of electronic cigarette sales to minors passed the General Assembly today.
The legislation, sponsored by Senator John Mulroe (D-10), makes the sale of electronic cigarettes to persons less than 18 years of age illegal. While the sale of all other nicotine products to minors is already illegal, electronic cigarettes are a relatively new product and state legislation has not yet caught up with the market.
Mulroe’s goal in sponsoring this legislation is to prevent the sale of all nicotine-based products to minors. The penalties for selling electronic cigarettes to minors would mimic the penalties for other tobacco sales to minors.