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New rules for E-cigs gaining steam

3 years 1 month 3 weeks ago May 01, 2014 May 1, 2014 Thursday, May 01 2014 May 01, 2014 5:34 PM in Health
Source: WBRZ
By: Rob Krieger

BATON ROUGE- As the Louisiana legislature prepares to move forward on a bill that would impose new rules on so-called E-cigarettes and vaporizers, companies that sell the products aren't worried it will hurt their business.

The proposed law would ensure the products aren't sold to children under the age of 18.

"Nicotine from cigarettes or chewing tobacco or other sources is illegal for them so I'm not trying to give them a new avenue where they couldn't get it before," said Gregory Thomas Akers, the co-owner of GoVapor.

Some people use the product to help quit smoking cigarettes.

"It just seems like a more natural way to quit because you get to smoke, you get to do it when you're normally, like, when I drink coffee in the morning," said Peggy Lee, who bought a new vaping device from Go Vapor.

The proposed law has cleared the first hurdle at the legislature and will be heard on the house floor for final passage.

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