Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.
The City of Bedford has banned the use of e-cigarettes in all non-smoking areas and is prohibiting the sale of related products to minors.
Without federal or state regulations on electronic-cigarettes, the Rockwall City Council took matters into its own hands Monday voting to ban the sale of all e-cigarette items to minors.
Richardson has seen an influx in recent weeks in new electronic cigarette stores opening in the city. In the past ten weeks, at least seven new e-cigarette stores have obtained a permit to open.
In just the past few months, Richardson city leaders say one kind of business seems especially interested in setting up shop — e-cigarette retailers. Currently there are eight of the stores in the city.
A lot of people are asking if those trendy new e-cigarettes are safe? It’s one of the things researchers at a Texas university are trying to find out.