ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The most common retail source of e-cigarettes to minors is the internet, according to a study published by the American Journal of Health Promotion
. Last week, legislation
was introduced in the U.S. Senate aimed at preventing minors from purchasing e-cigarette products online.
The Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, S. 1253, would require online sellers of e-cigarettes to ensure that the delivery person verifies the ID of an adult at the time of delivery. It also would require the online seller to comply with state and local tax requirements.
NACS supports the legislation because we believe retailers of tobacco products—whether brick-and-mortar or online—should be required to verify the age and identity of consumers when they receive the product.
NACS urges members of the convenience store industry to ask their senators to co-sponsor S. 1253. You can send a pre-drafted email to your senators by clicking here