Saturday, June 15, 2013

E-cigarette ban for minors begins July 1 in Indiana

Jun 15, 2013 by 
banINDIANAPOLIS — Minors will no longer be able to buy electronic cigarettes under a lawthat will take effect July 1.
House Bill 1225 – enacted by the General Assembly this spring – makes the sale of e-cigarettes to minors a class C felony. It will also make the purchase of electronic cigarettes with the intention of giving them to minors a Class C felony.
“I don’t like the no-smoking bills, but I understand the law,” said Sen. Sue Glick, R-LaGrange, who sponsored the legislation in the Senate. “If we’re going to have these bills, then we need to not let youngsters smoke.”
Glick said the manufacturers of electronic cigarettes asked lawmakers to support this bill because they didn’t want to sell them to minors.