Push to ban e-cig sales to minors grows
Some local shops selling e-cigarettes have already taken steps not to sell to minors even though it is legal.
Meanwhile, a movement to stop sales to minors for electronic cigarettes is under way by some Pennsylvania lawmakers.
The State Judiciary Committee approved enabling legislation last week after a vote by the Pennsylvania Medical Society that urged a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. They want to carry the ban on tobacco and cigarettes law to include e-cigarettes, making them illegal to sell to minors.
That vote followed a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calling attention to increased use by teenagers.
Laurie Veet owns and operates three stores that sell e-cigarettes, the Cigar Box in the Laurel Mall and two other stores in the Schuylkill Mall and in St. Clair. She is adamant about not selling e-cigarettes to minors.