New Law Imposes Fine for Minors Possessing E-Cigarettes

Springfield (AP) — Anyone under 18 who’s caught with electronic cigarettes or other tobacco-free nicotine products would face a fine or community service under a new Illinois law. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation last week that imposes penalties for minors who possess e-cigarettes. State Sen. Julie Morrison sponsored the measure. The Deerfield Democrat says it will protect young people “from the dangers of this increasingly popular product.” Illinois law already prohibits selling e-cigarettes to anyone under 18.