A bill banning sales of e-cigarettes to minors is making its way to the Iowa Senate.
Lawmakers across the country are looking at whether the e-cigarettes need more restrictions. Some people believe they’re safer since they don’t contain potential harmful chemicals like traditional cigarettes.
Critics fear they’ll make smoking more popular again.
The Iowa House already passed a bipartisan bill to try to keep them out of the hands of minors.
“We don’t want minors to be able to have access to nicotine products, we don’t want them to have an opportunity to start a bad habit early in their life,” says Rep. Chris Hall of Sioux City.
The legislation now waits on a vote by the Senate.