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Health Groups Seek To Snuff Out E-Cigarette Bill

Cigarettes are being smoked at alarming numbers in Florida. Can’t take peoples rights away, because we don’t smoke or like smelling smoke. The E-Cig another way to smoke when you want where you want. Make a bill that eliminates them from smoking.

CBS Miami

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/News Service of Florida) – Health groups and local governments say decades of work to keep tobacco products out of the hands of kids could be overturned through a House measure billed as prohibiting the sale of trendy electronic cigarettes to minors.

The American Lung Association of Florida, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, local officials and Students Working Against Tobacco have found themselves fighting the measure (HB 169) that would prevent youths under 18 from buying electronic cigarettes. That is because the proposal also would ban local efforts to restrict the sales of cigarettes and other tobacco-related products.

“The bill is another attempt by big tobacco to weaken protections that we all seek to keep electronic devices out of the hands of our children,” Brenda Olsen, chief operating officer of the American Lung Association in Florida, said during a news conference Monday on the steps…

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