PA senate passes bill prohibiting e-cig sale to minors

Dauphin County, Harrisburg, Pa. - It's a trend that's sweeping the nation and growing in popularity among our country's youth - electronic cigarettes. 
Soon, however, minors in Pennsylvania won't be able to get their hands on an e-cigarette.
In a unanimous decision, the Pennsylvania Senate passed the bill that will prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. 
Pennsylvania is one of the last states to pass such legislation.
There are nearly 500 brand and more than 7,000 flavors, but lawmakers hope minors will not have access to them. 
According to a 2014 national study, more teens are now picking up e-cigarettes than traditional cigarette smoking. 
Reports from the CDC found that the number of students in grades six through 12 who said they've used an e-cigarette has more than doubled since 2011.  That's more than 7% of middle and high school students in the nation. 
As of last year, the FDA issued a proposal to look into classifying e-cigarettes as tobacco products, but there are no current official regulations. 


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