Connecticut congresswomen Rosa DeLauro and Elizabeth Esty introduced the Stop Tobacco Sales to Youth Act of 2015. The legislation would ensure that Internet and mail order sales of e-cigarettes are treated the same way as traditional tobacco products.
“Under federal law, if you want to buy cigarettes, rolling tobacco, chewing tobacco, or snuff online, by mail, or over the phone, you have to verify your age, both when you order and when you receive the package,” DeLauro said. “Unfortunately, the law is deficient. It does not cover all tobacco products. People can buy cigars, hookah, and e-cigarettes online, by mail, or on the phone, without facing any age verification requirements. That is why Congresswoman Esty and I are introducing the Stop Tobacco Sales to Youth Act to close this loophole and keep our children safe from tobacco products in the 21st Century.”