Michigan Senate OKs E-Cigarette Ban For Minors After Veto


CBS Detroit

LANSING  (AP) – Michigan lawmakers are again moving to ban minors from using e-cigarettes despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s continued opposition to the legislation because it would exclude the products from being regulated as tobacco under state law.

The state Senate on Wednesday voted unanimously for a bill that would prohibit teens 17 and under from buying the popular devices. Stores also could not sell e-cigarettes to minors under the legislation sent to the House.

E-cigarettes heat a nicotine solution to produce an odorless vapor.

Snyder supports the teen ban. But he vetoed similar legislation in January because he said a provision to not treat e-cigarettes as tobacco would conflict with federal efforts to regulate the popular devices.

The bill’s supporters say Michigan is among seven states where minors can legally buy e-vapor products.

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