Michigan lawmakers are again moving to ban minors from using e-cigarettes despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s continued opposition.
Michigan is among just seven states where minors can legally buy e-vapor products.
“We need to make sure that e-cigarettes and other nicotine-containing devices are regulated in the best interest of public health,” the governor said.
Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens.
Banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to kids may seem like a no-brainer, yet a number of health advocacy groups oppose legislation that does just that.
E-cigarettes are not regulated like traditional tobacco, and the state legislature is considering whether or not these should be exempt from existing tobacco legislation.
Over the past year hundreds of complaints have been filed over an internet offer for a free trial of cigarettes – that really aren’t free at all.