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Idaho committee introduces e-cig regulation

Posted at 12:13 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 13:09:11-05

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho House panel has introduced a measure that would regulate electronic cigarette sales under the same statute as nicotine and tobacco products.

House Minority Leader John Rusche of Lewiston says the legislation would help prevent electronic cigarette sales to minors.

If passed, the bill would require retailers to register with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Electronic cigarettes, commonly called e-cigarettes, vaporize nicotine that's inhaled by the user.

The bill must now clear a legislative hearing before moving to the House floor.