New Law makes it Illegal for Minors to Purchase or Possess E-Cigarettes


Texas lawmakers have approved a bill to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

SB 97 prohibits the sale, distribution, possession and use of e-cigarettes to any person–younger than 18 years of age. Currently, there are no regulations on the sale of e-cigarettes, making them popular among the youth.

When it comes to e-cigarettes, many wonder what ingredients are actually in them… along with how addicting they are. FOX 2 reporter, Marlen Sosa made it her mission to find out.

This is an E-Vod, the most popular vaporizer amongst teens. While it may not contain all of the same ingredients as cigarettes, it does contain nicotine–one of the most addictive drugs on the market.

E-cigarettes contain propylene glycol, a substance used to bring out flavors, vegetable glycerin, for the smoke effect, and nicotine, which for minors, affects brain growth.

Frank Rodriguez has been in the vaporizing business for the past 5 years, despite there not being any current regulations on the sale of e-cigarettes– he assures he doesn’t sell to minors.

Bill SB-97 is now pending. If the governor approves it, it will become law. If approved, the law will go into effect across the state of Texas.