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(WLNS) - The Michigan Senate has already passed legislation to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of minors.
And today the House will weigh-in on what could happen to teens caught buying e-cig's.
Its being called the Youth Tobacco Act.
And this bill is making sure that minors don't purchase, possess, offer or use e-cigarettes.
If they do they'll be guilty of a misdemeanor and be fined $50.
And that's not the only consequence.
It also says that if minors violate the possible new law the court could order them to perform 16 hours of community service in a hospice or nursing home.
They could also be ordered to participate in a health promotion and risk reduction program.
And thats just for the first violation.
The court could order 32 hours of community service and participation in a similar program for the second violation.
And right now, under current law, electronic cigarettes can be sold to anyone because, while they contain nicotine, they do not contain tobacco.
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