KSAT viewers sound off on proposed ban of e-cig sales to minors

Councilman Cris Medina, District 7, hopes to ban sale of electronic cigarettes to minors

Electronic Cigarettes

SAN ANTONIO - District 7 City Councilman Cris Medina filed a Council Consideration Request on Monday proposing the ban of sales of electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine to minors within city limits.

“This is really about preventing convenience stores -- or anyone that sells electronic cigarettes- from preventing them selling to minors,” Medina said.

The city’s Governance Committee will likely review the proposal after the council returns from its July recess.

After that, the full City Council could address the proposal after the Governance Committee makes a recommendation on the proposal.

On the KSAT 12 Facebook page, viewers shared their thoughts on the proposed sale ban.

Tami Perdue wrote, "Anyone under the age of 18 should not be allowed to purchase it. If too high of a nicotine is used, it can cause a high and sometimes nausea. I see banning underage, just don't ban all from using it.”

Kristen Martinez commented, “Legitimate shops don't sell to minors anyway because they have nicotine."

"Yeah, you should be 18 to purchase tobacco, why not this too,” added Kandi Collins.

Some, like Drew Rodriguez, asked “Its not banned already?"

Viewer Cindy Graves Doyle agrees with the proposed ban unless minors “are purchasing the nicotine free juice."

Meanwhile, Arthur Seago said he believes this is a “state issue, not a city issue."

You can always share your opinion in the comments below or on the KSAT 12 Facebook page.


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