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Liquor store manager: FDA won't stop teens from smoking e-cigs

The manager says if the FDA moves forward with a proposal to ban e-cigarette flavors, teens will simply turn to the internet where there is less regulation.

Posted: Wed Sep 12 16:00:54 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Sep 12 16:00:58 PDT 2018

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lowerthird2line:fda threatens to pull e-cigarette flavors mason city, ia jimmy ahkbar says he started out selling only four different types of flavors for e- cigerettes at north side liquor - but started increasing his offerings. he says he now has more than four hundred flavors to choose from. ecigs-mpkgll-3 every time when i would come in it will come here and check the stuff and i see different kinds of bottles in their hands ecigs-mpkgll-7 while the f-d-a says there is an epidemic when it comes to teenages getting their hands on e-cigs, iowa state law prohibits the sale to anyone under the age of 21. ahkbar says a ban on flavors wouldn't have the impact the f-d-a is looking for... and would only hurt businesses like his. teenagers can go online and they can buy from there you don't have to show your id when you buy something online so they can go online and get all their stuff ecigs-mpkgll-5 jimmy says since selling e cigerettes - his sells more of those than normal cigerettes. in mason city brian tabick k-i-m-t news three. / the legal age to buy electronic cigerettes in minnesota is 18... but some cities do require buyers to be at least 21 to purchase the products. / the
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