Bill would ban e-cigarette sales to minors in La. - KLFY News 10

Bill would ban e-cigarette sales to minors in La.

Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone under 18 in Louisiana has sailed through a Senate judiciary committee.

Sen. Rick Gallot, a Ruston Democrat, described his bill as a safety measure. It would add e-cigarettes and alternative nicotine products to the list of items that can't be sold to minors.

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that provide users with aerosol puffs that typically contain nicotine, and sometimes flavorings like fruit, mint or chocolate. Users get their nicotine without the chemicals, tar or odor of regular cigarettes.

The Senate committee backed the measure Tuesday without objection. It moves to the Senate floor.

The National Conference of State Legislatures says 27 states have banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.


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