The General Assembly has approved legislation that bans the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.
Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are electronic nicotine delivery systems shaped like cigarettes or cigars. They deliver nicotine to a user in the form of vapor.
The sponsor of the bill, Majority Leader Dominic Ruggerio, said getting kids hooked on nicotine through e-cigarettes is just as bad as getting them started on regular cigarettes.
The bill is similar to legislation that has been filed in more than a dozen other states, including Connecticut and Massachusetts.
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