With all "yes" votes Michigan State Senate lawmakers today approved legislation that would not allow retailers to sell electronic cigarettes to minors. In addition it would be against the law for minors to have any of them in their possession. The Michigan House will take it up next. Legislation could also be considered that would regulate where adults could use them. This has the backing of the Michigan Department of Community Health.

Electronic cigarettes do not have tobacco but they do have nicotine. Health officials say there is concern this nicotine which is vaporized in the battery operated devices could be dangerous. They say more study is needed.

Michigan State Capitol Building - Photo by Gary Austin