KY Senate Panel OKs Bill to Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A bill aimed at banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors has cleared a Kentucky Senate panel.

The measure is sponsored by Republican Sen. Paul Hornback, a Shelby County tobacco farmer. He says e-cigarettes are adult products and youngsters should not have access to them.

The bill was approved Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. It now goes to the full Senate. A similar House bill has been introduced.

Gov. Steve Beshear has urged lawmakers to take action to keep
e-cigarettes away from minors. He has also proposed a tax on
e-cigarettes. Hornback's bill doesn't deal with the tax issue.

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices resembling traditional cigarettes. They heat a liquid solution, creating vapor that users inhale to get nicotine without the smoke of regular cigarettes.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


WBKO.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 247585941 - wbko.com/a?a=247585941
Gray Television, Inc.