The Food and Drug Administration has administered new regulations that make it illegal for minors, everyone under the age of 18, to buy electronic cigarettes. The regulations were taking into consideration after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a report indicating that 2.5 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2014.
Besides the selling aspect of it, the new regulations are also meant to prevent vapor retailers from creating products in house — from delivery systems to e-juice, from giving away samples and sharing information (including anecdotal information), about the products potential use as smoking cessation devices.
Director of the CDC and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden, said in a statement, “We want parents to know that nicotine is dangerous for kids at any age…Adolescence is a critical time for brain development. Nicotine exposure at a young age may cause lasting harm to brain development, promote addiction, and lead to sustained tobacco use.