E-Cigarette Age Limit Signed Into Law In Colorado

DENVER (AP) – Electronic cigarettes are now illegal for minors in Colorado.

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the age restriction into law Friday, making e-cigarettes off-limits for people under 18. E-cigarettes are battery-operated nicotine inhalers advertised as cessation aids. Anti-smoking activists say the e-cigarettes appeal to youths with exotic flavors and shouldn’t be permitted for kids.

The new law lists e-cigarettes as a “tobacco product” off-limits to minors. E-cigarettes are available at mall kiosks and some gas stations. Manufacturers didn’t oppose the change because they say they already don’t sell to minors.

Colorado becomes the second state, after New Jersey, to limit e-cigarettes for minors. Arizona lawmakers are also considering an age limit this year.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. robert r. getz says:

    WHY DON’T WE IMPRISON THESE WIERD INVENTORS THAT COME UP WITH ALL THESE WIERD PRODUCTS AND AFTER THEM NOT RETURNING ALL MONEY BACK TO THE VENDORS, AND THE VENDORS HAVE TO SEND ALL MONEY BACK TO THE STATE TREASURIES. IF THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN THE VENDORS ARE CLOSED AND NO LONGER CAN BE A VENDOR, AND THE INVENTORS IF THEY DO NOT ANTI-UP THEY ARE SENT TO THE FRONT LINES OF THE WAR FRONTS, NO MATTER HOW OLD OR FEEBLE, THEY MIGHT AS WELL GIVE THEIR LIFE’S UP….RATHER THAN OUR PROUD AMERICAN SOLDIERS….BETTER THE TROUBLE MAKERS ARE PUT UP THAN THOSE SOLDIER’S OF OURS.

  2. Bob says:

    The main problem with e-cigs is that they compete with Chantix, thereby undermining the entire purpose of smoking bans, the bottm line of Pfizer.

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