U.S. minors easily buy e-cigarettes online: UNC study

March 2, 2015 5:26 PM

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U.S. minors easily buy e-cigarettes online: UNC study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenagers in North Carolina who try to buy electronic cigarettes online are likely to succeed even though selling the devices to minors is illegal in the state, researchers reported on Monday.

A 2013 North Carolina law required that online e-cigarette sellers verify customers' ages with a government database at the point of order. But more than 90 percent of vendors do not comply, researchers led by Rebecca Williams of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found.

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