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Jackley calls for e-cigarette sales, ad regulations

PIERRE — Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 41 other attorneys general in asking the Food and Drug Administration to address e-cigarettes’ advertising and sale to children.

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“Currently, there are no age or advertising restrictions on e-cigarettes, as there are with traditional tobacco products,” said Jackley. “My concern as attorney general is focused on placing limitations for use of e-cigarettes by minors under the age of 18 and addressing the facilitation of illegal drug ingestion.

“The issues of taxation, application to smoking bans, and any further regulation of e-cigarettes should be addressed by our state legislature and local governments.”

E-cigarettes are battery-operated products designed to deliver nicotine to the user by heating liquid nicotine, derived from tobacco plants, along with flavors and other chemicals, into a vapor that the user inhales.

An “open” e-cigarette system has the unintended consequence of allowing the user to substitute illegal substances for nicotine without tamper resistant protection.

A “closed” e-cigarette system is designed to be tamper resistant preventing use of illegal drug ingestion.

-Source: SD Attorney General