Several bills have been filed this year to prohibit the sale or gift of “alternative nicotine products” or “nicotine dispensing devices,” both of which by definition would include electronic cigarettes, to persons under the age of eighteen.  If passed, the legislation would essentially place the same restrictions regarding use by minors that currently exist for traditional tobacco products, such as cigarettes.  A handful of local governments have taken up the issue locally, adopting ordinances to prohibit the sale of these devices to minors.  This fact sheet was provided to FAC by the Tobacco Prevention Network of Florida, and is being distributed as a courtesy.  FAC will continue to monitor these and related bills and provide updates as the legislative committee weeks progress.