NJ lawmakers may regulate e-cigarette

    New Jersey lawmakers are considering legislation to regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes.

    E-cigarettes use a metal tube with a battery to heat up a nicotine solution and users breath the vapor. Assemblywoman Connie Wagner is sponsoring a bill that would extend the ban on the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 19 to include e-cigarettes.

    She also wants their use banned in indoor public places.

    Wagner: We who have accustomed to having a smoke free environment that when we go into an enclosed mall or a place of employment that we not be exposed to potentially harmful vapors that occur when it’s exhaled.

    The e-cigarette measure has been approved by the Assembly’s Health Committee and could go to the full Assembly for a vote before the end of this legislative session.

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