58° F
Current Conditions
Radio Station Info Staff Advertising Job Opportunities Contact Us

Listen Live

Click Here To

Sign Our Guest Book

RSS Feed

(S.D.)-Senate Passes Measure To Ban Sale Of E-Cigarettes To Minors

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 02/26/2014 09:37 AM
     PIERRE, S.D. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) - The South Dakota Senate has passed a measure that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.
     E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that resemble traditional cigarettes. They heat a liquid solution, creating vapor that users inhale to get nicotine without the smoke of regular cigarettes.
     The bill could classify e-cigarettes that contain nicotine as tobacco products that cannot be sold to or used by anyone younger than 18. Anyone selling e-cigarettes to minors could be charged with a misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.
     The bill next goes to the House for further debate.
     Supporters of e-cigarettes say they can help smokers quit tobacco, while some health advocates contend the inhalers can get young people hooked on nicotine.


Back to News

Printer Friendly Version

Send Story to a friend.