The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved an ordinance prohibiting the sale of unregulated products containing nicotine (including nicotine delivery systems) without a retail cigarette or tobacco products permit. The ordinance also prohibits the sale of unregulated products containing nicotine and nicotine delivery systems, to minors.
As a result, we’ve updated our state by state e-cig laws page to reflect this idiocy.
Take a look at some of the comments written here when it was first proposed, like this one from Lori Morris…
“My point is, whether or not they pose a health threat to those around someone using them, they should still be regulated like other tobacco products since they contain nicotine…”
Really? What about nicotine gum, Lori, shouldn’t that be held to the same standard? Shouldn’t a permit be required to sell that too “since they contain nicotine”?