- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah’s health department is finalizing rules for e-cigarettes that would require child-resistant packaging and a label warning that nicotine is addictive.

Luke Chalmers with the Utah Department of Health says the rules aim to prevent child poisonings.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/1l80K5o ) the proposed rules would also bar stores from selling e-cigarette liquid that contains vitamins or gives the impression it has health benefits.

Rules would also limit the amount of nicotine in each cartridge.

Chalmers says the health department will finalize the rules by 2016 after taking public comment.



E-cigarette shop owner Michael Berry says he fears regulations will hamper the growing e-cigarette industry. He says officials misunderstand the devices, which help people quit smoking and can benefit public health.

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Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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