Anyone under 18 caught "vaping" could have to do community service, or pay a fine. Electronic cigarettes don't contain tobacco, but the vaporized solution users inhale does contain nicotine.
Senator Julie Morrison, a Democrat from Deerfield, says she doesn't consider them safe. Morrison says she'd kept stories about young people puffing on e-cigs. "They were openly and blatantly using these product publicly because there was no reason they shouldn't," she said.
Morrison is sponsor of a new law that she says closes a loophole. It has been illegal for minors to buy e-cigs and other smokeless tobacco products. Now, as with regular cigarettes, it's illegal for kids to possess them.