E-cigarette bill gets second round approval in Nebraska Senate

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Updated: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:43:46 CST

Nebraska lawmakers are one step closer to stamping out the sale and use of E-cigarettes to minors. Senators gave second round approval of the bill introduced by State Senator Russ Karpisek. Under the bill, minors who use E-cigarettes could be charged with a misdemeanor, as could businesses that sell the product to a minor.

Stores would need to keep the product behind the counter in a secure display case. Supporters of the proposal say there hasn't been enough study to show that e-cigarettes are safe. The measure faces one more round of consideration.