E-Cigarette Bill Passed By House Committee

Feb 19, 2014

Credit NY Times

The Licensing and Occupations Committee in the Kentucky House has approved a bill classifying electronic cigarettes as a tobacco product and prohibiting their sale to minors.

The sponsor of the legislation is Democratic State Representative Joni Jenkins of Jefferson County, who says e-cigarettes contain nicotine and cancer-causing toxins.

However, they don’t include tobacco. That was a problem for some opponents of the measure.

Members of the committee who “passed” on the bill, rather than voting “no”, said they’d like to see language in the measure better clarified.