As E-cigarettes continue to grow in popularity among teens, more states are looking to restrict their use. Rhode Island lawmakers are proposing to increase the age requirement for buying tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.
This high-tech version of a cigarette, delivers nicotine hits in the form of a cloud of vapor. The products were once heralded as a way to help wean smokers off traditional cigarettes...
But e-cigarettes’ popularity among teens is alarming educators and public health officials , who are worried about creating a new generation of nicotine addiction. The flavored tobacco sold in e-cigarettes has now eclipsed traditional cigarette use among teens and young adults. That’s according to a federal survey from the National Institute on Drug Abuse or NIDA.
Last year, Massachusetts raised the age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. This will be the sixth year Rhode Island lawmakers have attempted to do the same.