Politics
3:38 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

RI Bill Would Also Ban Sale of E-Cigarettes to Minors

Tobacco Free Rhode Island is applauding proposed rules out of the US Food and Drug Administration to regulate e-cigarettes. The rules are similar to those in a bill pending at the Statehouse.

E-cigarettes may soon be subject to the same regulations as traditional cigarettes.
E-cigarettes may soon be subject to the same regulations as traditional cigarettes.
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The proposed FDA rules would require warning labels and ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. A bill before the General Assembly also bans the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and would require a license for e-cigarette retailers.

Karina Holyoak Wood is director of Tobacco Free Rhode Island, “The FDA regs can take up to a year before they can even begin to be implemented, where as we can pass a state law now and prevent youth from buying these products.”

New Jersey and New Hampshire already ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

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