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Florida makes a move to make e-cigs illegal for minors.

Incredibly, as things stand at the writing of this article, (3/6/14) there is no law barring the purchase of e-cigarettes by minors. E-cigarettes are batter powered devices that deliver nicotine to the user in a vapor form. It has been touted by users and some studies as safer than smoking tobacco, though there are warnings that nobody knows what is in the various formulations of nicotine used. The FDA has not studied these formulations so use is at your own risk. Actually e-cigarettes often deliver more nicotine than smoking tobacco.

Up until now, there have been no regulations regarding minors and e-cigarette use. A study done by the CDC revealed that e-cig usage has doubled from 2011 to 2012 amongst middle and high school students.

In February of 2014, two bills began winding their way through the Florida State Legislature, one from the House and one from the Senate. Discussion of the bill were slated to begin in early March. Lawmakers seem intent on plugging this loophole on access to minors for these nicotine related products.

By the time you read this, this may have been passed and approved by the Legislature. Seeing as nicotine is an extremely addictive substance and carries it's own worrisome health effects, this seems a no-brainer.

Keep an eye on your local news for updates.