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Michigan may soon bar minors from buying e-cigarettes


There may soon be legislation on the governor’s desk that will make it against the law to sell e-cigarettes to minors in Michigan. The state House passed the bill today.   

Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that simulate tobacco smoking. The devices produce vapor instead of smoke.

State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, defends his legislation against critics who want e-cigarettes taxed like tobacco products, which this legislation doesn’t do.

“The angst against mine was that it didn’t go far enough,” says Outman. “I still don’t understand a vote against it because you’re voting against keeping it out of the hands of kids.”

Critics also complain e-cigarette users still risk developing nicotine addiction.

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