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AG Healey Proposes Banning Sale Of E-Cigarettes To Minors

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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.