Posted: Mar 6, 2011 5:48 PM by AP
Updated: Mar 6, 2011 5:48 PM
DENVER (AP) - Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated inhalers advertised as a better alternative to smoking because the nicotine is delivered through vapor, not smoke.
Colorado is the latest state considering new limits for e-cigarettes.
While tobacco can't be sold to anyone under 18 in Colorado, there's no legal minimum age for e-cigarettes. That may change: Health concerns over so-called nicotine "vaping" by kids has Colorado considering making e-cigarettes off-limits for minors.
Legislation to impose an age requirement on sales has little opposition so far. The House approved a bill earlier this month, and the measure now awaits Senate action before heading to the governor.
The bill expands the definition of "tobacco products" to include e-cigarettes, meaning it would be illegal to sell them to minors.
Online: Read House Bill 1016: http://goo.gl/CPf3L
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