Rhode Islanders: Prohibit sale of e-cigs to minors!

The Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing this Wednesday, March 26, on a bill (H7021) that will prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

We strongly support this measure for the following reasons:

  • E-cigarettes are an unregulated product and their popularity is exploding among teens
  • The majority of e-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly addictive substance
  • The FDA has announced its intention to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products
  • H7021 will require vendors to obtain tobacco retail licenses ($25) and will enable law enforcement to do compliance check

Please urge the members of the House Judiciary Committee to support H7021, legislation that will prohibit sale of e-cigarettes to minors.