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Lawmakers Debate Proposal to Ban E-Cigarettes for Minors

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State lawmakers began debate Monday on a measure that would ban minors from using e-cigarettes and stores from selling them to anyone under 18.

Sen. Russ Karpisek of Wilber introduced the bill. He says there hasn't been enough study to know if e-cigarettes are safe.

Sen. Jerry Johnson of Wahoo tried and failed to change the legislation so that the product wouldn't have to be behind a counter or in a secure display case. He says if the e-cigarettes can help people break a smoking habit, they should have better visibility.

Lawmakers have not yet taken a vote on the bill.

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