Law makes it illegal to sale e-cigarettes to minors

Published On: Jul 01 2014 10:14:23 PM EDT

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health officials a new law has made it illegal to sell or distribute electronic cigarettes to children under the age of 18 as the product is especially dangerous to children. 

Officials say several chemicals could be in the emission of e-cigarettes exposing users. 

E-cigarettes are sometimes used as an alternative to smoking, but public health officials say there's no evidence to prove it's safe. 

Between January 1 and June 14 of 2014, officials say the Georgia Poison Center received 45 calls of issues with e-cigarettes.  In 2011 only five calls were made related to e-cigarette issues. 

Over the course of April 2009 to April 2014, public health officials say 1,169 calls were made regarding exposure or poisoning linked to tobacco or nicotine products. 


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus