The sale of cigarettes to people younger than 18 is prohibited in Michigan but there are no further laws regulating e-cigarette sales.
However, a Lansing new bill is looking to change that, amid fears that e-cigarettes could draw youngsters in.
Sen. Rick Jones of Michigan’s 24th District has argued that, whilst there is federal regulation that prevents minors from buying e-cigs, there is a potential loophole and it’s important that Michigan’s laws dictate the same thing as the federal regulation.
Under the proposed regulations, the sale and possession of e-cigs and nicotine cartridges would be subject to the same terms as tobacco products.
Senator Rick Jones admits that e-cigarettes are a helpful device to those who’re trying to quit smoking.
“I don’t want it sold to children because they like the flavours, and then they’re going to get addicted and move on probably to cigarettes,” said Sen. Jones, and is hoping that by Michigan introducing these new vaping regulations, minor e-cig use will fall.
President Donald Trump, who entered office on January 20th, has been urged to battle the FDA’s e-cig regulation.