Sometimes working backwards is the only option you have. Such is the case when it comes to selling E-Cigs to minors. Currently, most states in the U.S. donâ€™t have laws that prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices to minors but thatâ€™s about to change.
Right now there are 29 states proposing new legislation that would prohibit the sale of any electronic nicotine-smoking device to minors. A few years back when E-Cigs were first introduced to the market, there were no laws in place to stop kids from buying them. Negligence wasnâ€™t to blame; itâ€™s just that federal law doesnâ€™t move as quickly as technology. Basically, E-Cigs and vaping devices hit a market with no laws or regulationâ€¦yet.
While E-Cigs are still widely marketed and consumed as a safer-than-smoking alternative (albeit unproven) nationwide, many see them as a potential gateway into nicotine addiction for minors, who cant get regular smokes but can get E-Cigs. The 29 states seeking the regulatory laws donâ€™t anticipate any issues in the new laws passing later this year and fully expect them to be implemented. To be fair though, may E-Cig stores and vendors have already taken it upon themselves to not allow sales to people under 18 but right now thatâ€™s a voluntary practice.