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Bill Banning Sale of E-Cigarettes to Minors Receives Final Approval

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A bill banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors has won final approval from lawmakers.

Senators voted 48-0 on Thursday to send the proposal to Gov. Dave Heineman. The bill would outlaw the sale of so-called e-cigarettes to anyone younger than 18 years old. Additionally, minors caught using the product could face a misdemeanor charge.

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that give users a puff of water vapor and nicotine, with the possibility of adding flavor as well.

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

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