(Des Moines) A bill banning the sale and use of electronic cigarettes to minors is advancing at the statehouse today.
Representative Chip Baltimore says he’s not willing to wait for Washington to act on the issue.
“The FDA is not the speediest agency in the world and I think it’s important for us to act promptly to make sure that our children are not using these products,” stated Baltimore.
E-cigarette retailer Kristy Stoneburner, of Des Moines, says they already voluntarily ID customers and don’t sell to minors.
“We don’t condone it within our business to sell to minors because we know it has addicting substance in it,” said Stoneburner. “I have kids of my own; I wouldn’t want my kids getting a hold of them.”
But, Stoneburner says she’s not just the manager of an e-cigarette store, she’s a customer as well. She credits e-cigarettes for helping wean her off a four pack a day habit. Having said that, she says she supports the bill banning sales to minors.
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