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.