- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico lawmakers are being asked to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors

Rep. Paul Bandy has introduced the measure to enact state controls on the new and increasingly popular form of “lighting up.”

There currently aren’t any federal or state statutes in place restricting the sale of electronic smoking paraphernalia to children, meaning kids can legally buy them at retailers and from Web sites. And critics say many of the candy and fruit flavors are designed to appeal to kids.

Bandy’s bill would prohibit all sales to minors, in person and online.

The Aztec Republican says that right now, children have full legal access to electronic smoking devices, which are full of nicotine and just as addictive as tobacco products.

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