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Indiana Senate backs rules for e-cigarette liquids

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Legislators are backing Indiana’s first regulations for the liquids used in electronic cigarettes and the practice known as “vaping.”

State senators voted 33-15 on Tuesday to endorse the proposal.

The provisions include banning sales to those younger than 18, establishing manufacturing safety standards and requiring child-proof and tamper-proof caps on containers.

Several owners of vaping-related businesses have said it could cost them thousands of dollars to comply with the proposed regulations.

Bill sponsor Sen. Carlin Yoder of Middlebury says he believes the proposal brings safe and fair regulations to the business.

The bill doesn’t include any limits on where electronic cigarettes may be used.

The House approved a similar bill last month. The House and Senate must agree on a final version to send it to the governor for consideration.