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Del. Lawmakers Want to Ban E-Cigarettes for Minors

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DELMAR, Del.- Electronic cigarettes are smokeless, come in different colors and in Delaware can be bought by people under the age of 18. But some state lawmakers want to see that changed.

"The younger people might try that and say I might as well smoke real cigarettes," Felix Tonhe said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, e-cigarette use among high school students doubled between 2011 and 2012, so some members of the Delaware General Assembly want to ban their sale to minors. It's already illegal for minors to buy them in Maryland but not Virginia.

Current and former smokers say the move is for the best.

"I was a teenager like 13, 14 but everybody smoked back then," Tonhe said. "But I wouldn't think it would be very wise to smoke nowadays."

"I shouldn't be smoking at all but as far as the children and e-cigarettes I think it should be a 21 type thing," said Brian Bacon.

The bill to ban minors from buying e-cigarettes is currently in committee in the Delaware General Assembly.

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