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AG Healey Proposes Banning Sale Of E-Cigarettes To Minors


Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is proposing regulations that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. 

    Healey proposes to effectively treat e-cigarettes like tobacco products. In addition to banning the sale to minors, free give-a-ways would be prohibited.  Massachusetts State Representative Jose Tosado of Springfield said caution is warranted because so little is known about the long term effects of the new product.

  " They are billed as a safe alternative to natural tobacco products, but we don't know," he said.

    The Springfield Housing Authority recently banned e-cigarettes from all its properties.  The housing authority banned tobacco smoking inside and outside its buildings in 2012.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.