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.
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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