Rep. Monica Youngblood
SANTA FE – The State House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation that would make it illegal for minors to buy e-cigarettes.
“It is important that we do not have our kids falling victim to a vaping addiction,” said Rep. Monica Youngblood, the bill’s sponsor.
Currently, state law does not prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, while 39 other states do. This legislation will prevent minors anywhere in New Mexico from buying e-cigarettes.
“This is commonsense change that will go a long way to protect our kids. I am glad the House passed this legislation, and I look forward to this bill’s consideration in the Senate,” Youngblood said.