3 bills aim to keep e-cigs out of kids' hands

January 20, 2015 2:35 AM

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From nasty tobacco-filled cigarettes to tasty-flavored, tobacco-free electronic cigarettes, young adults who look to quit their old smoking habits have found an alternative. The New Mexico Legislature once again will consider whether to prohibit the sale to minors of e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine used in vaping.

Health authorities have seized the biggest shipment of electronic cigarettes in Mexico's history, more than 9,000 units of a product whose use is banned in this country but which, according to experts, is increasing due to the unproved belief that they help people quit smoking.

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