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Iowa panel supports e-cigarette ban for minors

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Mar 13 2014 11:01AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Minors would no longer be able to buy or use e-cigarettes in Iowa under a bill approved by a legislative panel.

The Senate Human Resource Committee unanimously voted Wednesday in favor of the measure, which is now up for debate on the Senate floor.

The bill provides a clear definition of what an e-cigarette is and bars anyone under the age of 18 from purchasing or using the devices.

There are currently no restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes in Iowa. E-cigarettes typically heat liquid and nicotine into a flavored, smokeless vapor. They are frequently used by smokers trying to quit, but they are gaining popularity among teenagers.

Democratic Sen. William Dotzler, of Waterloo, says implementing a ban is important to ensure that Iowa's youth avoids nicotine addiction.


 
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Location : Des MoinesIowa
People : William Dotzler
03/13/2014 10:54AM
Iowa panel supports e-cigarette ban for minors
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