A few days ago, the Alaska Senate unanimously approved a bill to ban e-cigarettes for people under the age of 19.
In the state of Alaska in the United States, Bill SB 15, sponsored by the sGary Stevens (R-Kodiak), prohibits the possession, sale and trade of electronic cigarettes for persons under the age of 19. The ban includes all e-liquids regardless of the level of nicotine they contain.
« These products are often marketed as a way to reduce tobacco consumption or provide an alternative to the dangers of tobacco“Said Senator Stevens. " These untested products can, however, be bad for our body. »
Possession or sale of products containing tobacco or nicotine was already prohibited for persons under the age of 19. This bill therefore extends the ban to electronic cigarettes.
« It is clear that vaping like smoking poses a question of habit“Said Sen. Stevens. " By continuing not to act against this new trend, we are sending the message to our young people that these products are safe, which is not the case.. "
Bill SB 15 is now on its way to the Alaska House of Representatives for consideration.