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E-Cigarettes Get Closer Look In State House

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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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