Cheyenne council considering ban on e-cigarettes

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) _ The Cheyenne City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are metal or plastic battery-powered devices resembling traditional cigarettes that heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale. Users get nicotine without the chemicals, tar or odor of regular cigarettes.

The state already has laws banning the sale of e-cigarettes to people under the age of 18.

Councilwoman Georgia Broyles says she introduced the proposal to increase awareness of the dangers of e-cigarette use, especially in minors.

But the Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that other council members aren't sure it's needed since the state already bans the devices.

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