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Sponsor of e-cigarette bill wants vaping products classified as tobacco


Arizona's existing law forbidding e-cigarette sales to youths is inadequate in curbing what has become a crisis in the state, says the sponsor of a new bill targeting minors' access to vaping products.

Surrounded by school and public health officials, state Sen.-elect Heather Carter, R-Cave Creek, on Tuesday announced she would sponsor a bill this legislative session to reclassify e-cigarettes as tobacco products.

The bill would bring Arizona in line with federal law, which classifies e-cigarettes as a tobacco product.

Carter's SB 1009 would make the sale of e-cigarettes and other vaping products subject to the same state law that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to minors who are 18 years old and younger. Her co-sponsors on the bill are state Sen. Kate Brophy McGee, R-Phoenix, and state Sen. Sean Bowie, D-Chandler.

For the rest of the article, go here:

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2019/01/09/arizona-bill-would-classify-e-cigarettes-tobacco-products-youth-vaping-juul-pod/2515650002/

2013, removing ambiguity about what vaping products are covered by the prohibition on sales to minors.


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