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E-Cigarette Ban for Minors Advances in Mich. Legislature

E-Cigarette Ban for Minors Advances in Mich. Legislature Photo: WDIO-TV file

Created: April 23, 2019 03:49 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan lawmakers are moving to ban the possession of e-cigarettes by minors.

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Legislation approved unanimously by the Senate on Tuesday would also prohibit the sale of the battery-operated devices to people under age 18.

The federal government already bars e-cigarettes sales to minors. But supporters of the Michigan bills say having state-level restrictions would make it easier for law enforcement and schools to keep the nicotine-addictive "vaping" devices off campuses.

First- and second-time violators would receive a civil infraction, punishable by a maximum $50 fine. Additional violations would be a misdemeanor, also subject to a $50 fine.

The measures go to the House next.

Former Republican Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed similar bills, saying they would not have gone far enough in regulating e-cigarettes.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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