Governor to Sign Delaware E-Cigarette Ban for Minors

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    A newly-signed bill in Delaware prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

    With his signature, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell will make young people buying e-cigarettes illegal in the First State. 

    Last month the state Senate voted to outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

    Markell to Ban Minors From Vaping

    [PHI] Markell to Ban Minors From Vaping
    Delaware Gov. Jack Markell will sign a bill Thursday afternoon banning minors from purchasing e-cigarettes.

    The bill treats electronic cigarettes the same as tobacco products under Delaware law, even though they contain no tobacco. More than 27 other states have similar laws.

    A business could be fined and possibly lose its license to sell tobacco products for noncompliance. Minors trying to buy e-cigarettes would be subject to fines and community service.

    Lawmakers are working on separate legislation that adds electronic cigarettes to the state's indoor smoking ban.

    Electronic cigarettes heat a nicotine solution to produce an odorless vapor without the smoke and tar of tobacco.

    Other state lawmakers are expected to join Markell as he signs the vaping legislation Thursday afternoon.