Missouri soon will require child-proof packaging for liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.
“Many children are using e-cigarettes and getting hooked on nicotine.”
The Food and Drug Administration has proposed regulations on electronic cigarettes, which would include minors.
Opponents argue the legislation would pave the way for the nicotine products to be sold with fewer restrictions.
“Teens, adolescents, young brains are obviously quite bright in many cases but the connections between nerves, what are called synapses, have not completely developed.”
“Particularly the early substance use is likely to have very long term effects on educational attainment…”