Iowa’s Attorney General is calling for new state regulations on electronic cigarettes.
E-cigarettes use battery power to heat liquid nicotine into a vapor users inhale.
Monday, AG Tom Miller called on state lawmakers to do three things. First, Miller wants the legislature to ban e-cigarette sales to minors.
“I am not calling for a ban on e-cigarettes, but I am calling on state lawmakers to stop allowing their sales to minors,” Miller says.
He’s also urging lawmakers to add the devices to the Iowa Smokefree Air Act. Finally, Miller wants the products to be taxed higher than the standard state sales tax rate.
There are currently no state or federal regulations on the devices.