Tobacco and its use have been regulated for decades. Reports of the negative public and personal health effects of traditional forms of tobacco use have increased consumer awareness. This, in turn, has encouraged people and companies to look for alternative or potentially safer forms of adult tobacco and nicotine use. Vaporizers, also known as digital, electronic or e cigarettes, do not produce a combustible “smoke” like traditionally burned cigarettes, nor do they contain tar, a by product of burning tobacco. Instead, they contain a small battery that converts a liquid from small cartridges into a water based mist or vapor. They come in many forms, but most often look like a plastic or glass cigarette or rod. The liquid cartridges may contain various amounts of tobacco based nicotine, synthetic nicotine, or no nicotine at all, and flavorings and propellants. Research studies on the personal and public health effects of the vapor produced by these products have been inconclusive.

This lack of consistent, scientific research has health groups divided. Some public health organizations believe that the products are not a safe alternative to traditional tobacco consumption and would like the Food and Drug Administration to regulate products as new or other tobacco products, as is allowed under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009. Other health professionals assert that nicotine vapor products may be a risk reduced method of nicotine use and therefore may help reduce use of traditional forms of tobacco with more serious health risks. While the FDA stated in 2011 that it planned to regulate e cigarettes as a tobacco product, no rules or regulations have been issued.

Electronic cigarette and liquid cartridge manufacturers, which include some traditional tobacco companies, state that they are looking for new, potentially safer ways, to allow adults to use nicotine and tobacco products where they otherwise face restrictions on smoking in public places.

Vaporizers have been gaining popularity in the U.S. and some state legislatures are taking action to regulate these products either similarly to other tobacco products, or as different products altogether.

The following actions have been taken in recent years to regulate the sale and use of electronic vaporizing products. At least 28 states have prohibited the sale of electronic cigarettes or vaping/alternative tobacco products to minors.

State Actions

Table is a work in progress and hyperlinks will be updated as soon after new laws are adopted. This table may not necessarily include all state statutes or actions on this issue.


Summary of policy/policies

Ala. Code 28 11 2 (2013)

Defines alternative nicotine products, bans sales to minors under 19.

Alaska Stat. 11.76.109 (2012)

Defines criminal behavior to include selling, giving or exchanging a product containing nicotine to a minor under 19.

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 13 3622

Defines vapor product and crime of furnishing a vapor product to a minor under 18.

Ark. Stat. Ann. 5 27 233 (2013)

Defines e cigarette/vapor device and prohibits sale, giving or exchanging of products to minors under 18.

Cal. Health & Saf Code 119405 (2013)

Defines e cigarette device and prohibits sale or transfer of product to a minor under 18.

Colo. Rev. Stat. 18 13 121 (2012)

Defines e cigarette as a tobacco product and prohibits sale or transfer of product to a minor under 18.

Hawaii Rev. Stat. 709 908

Defines electronic smoking device and prohibits sale or furnishing of product to a minor under 18.

Idaho Code 39 5702 (2013)

Idaho Code 39 5703 (2013)

Idaho Code 39 5705 (2013)

Idaho Code 39 5706 (2013)

Idaho Code 39 5708 (2013)

Idaho Code 39 5714 (2013)

Idaho Code 39 5715 (2013)

Idaho Code 39 5717A (2013)

Defines e cigarette and prohibits sale or transfer of product to minor under 18 through in person or vending machine sales. Imposes a fine for sales to minors. Prohibits delivery to a minor.

720 ILCS 675/1.5

Defines alternative nicotine products and prohibits distribution to a minor. Imposes a fine for sales to minors under 18.

Ind. Code 35 46 1 1.5
Ind. Code 35 46 1 10
Ind. Code 6 7 2 5
Ind. Code 35 46 1 10.2

Defines electronic cigarette and tobacco products, and prohibits distribution to a minor. Imposes a fine for sales to minors under 18.

Kan. Stat. Ann. 79 3321 (2012)

Prohibits sale or distribution to a minor. Imposes a fine for sales to minors under 18.

SB 109 (2014) Prohibits sale to a minor. (Passed 3/31/2014, sent to governor)

Md. Health General Code Ann. 24 305 (2013)

Defines electronic device and prohibits sale or distribution minors under 18.

Minn. Stat. 609.6855

Minn. Stat. 297F.01, subd. 19

Defines nicotine delivery products and prohibits sale to minors under 18.

Miss. Code Ann. 97 32 51 (2013)

Defines alternative nicotine product and electronic cigarette and prohibits sale to minors under 18.

2013 Nev. Stats. Chap. 326

Nev. Rev. Stats. 202.2485 202.2497

Defines products made or derived from tobacco, which also prohibits sale to minors under 18.

New Hampshire
N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. 126 K 2 (2013)

Defines e cigarette, liquid nicotine, and tobacco product. Also prohibits sale to minors under 18.

New Jersey
N.J. Stat. Ann. 2A 170 51.4 (2013)

Defines and adds e cigarette to list of tobacco related items that cannot be sold to minors under 19. Creates a fine for selling to a minor.

New York
N.Y. Public Health Law 1399 aa (2013)
N.Y. Public Health Law 1399 cc (2013)

Defines tobacco products, e cigarette and bans sales to minors under 18.

North Carolina
N.C. Gen. Stat. 14 313

Defines tobacco derived products and vapor products, and bans sales to minors under 18.


(judicial order)

OR DOJ Settlement prohibits sale of e cigarettes until they are FDA approved, or until court rules FDA cannot regulate them and scientific research can prove them safe. In addition, the companies must give the Attorney General advance notice that they intend to sell electronic cigarettes in Oregon, provide copies of all electronic cigarette advertising, and provide copies of the scientific studies they maintain substantiates their claims. State doesn t claim to prohibit sales to minors

South Carolina

S.C. Code Ann. 16 17 500

Defines alternative nicotine product and e cigarette, also prohibits sale to minors under 18.

Tenn. Code Ann. 39 17 1502 (2013)

Tenn. Code Ann. 39 17 1503 (2013)

Defines electronic cigarettes and adds to list of tobacco products prohibited for minors under 18.


Tex. Health and Safety Code Ann. 161.252

Adds tobacco substitute or tobacco products to definition of tobacco products prohibited for minors under 18.


Utah Code Ann. 76 10 105.1

Utah Code Ann. 76 10 101

Defines e cigarettes and requirements to sell e cigarettes, and prohibits e cigarettes for minors under 19.

Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 7 1005

Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 7 1003

Defines tobacco substitutes, paraphernalia and products, to includes e cigarettes and other vapor devices. Also prohibits sale to minors under 18.

Wash. Rev. Code 26.28.080

Adds vapor product to items prohibited for minors under 18.

Wis. Stat. 134.66

Adds “nicotine products” to items prohibited for minors under 18.

Wyo. Stat. 14 3 301(a)(i)

Defines “tobacco products” to include any product that is made from or contains nicotine. Defines electronic cigarette. Also prohibited for minors under 18.

Resources and News Items

NCSL has gathered information from many health and tobacco related blogs and organizations that study this issue. Some of these resources come from an advocacy or industry perspective, and inclusion on this list does not imply an endorsement from NCSL.

  • American Association of Public Health Physicians
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Public Health Association
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
  • ASTHO and NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials) co hosted webinar E Cigarettes A Path to Policy, Perspectives from Local and State Health Departments
  • Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, including state and local laws regarding electronic cigarettes
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
    • CDC&#39 s MMWR report about calls to poison centers for exposure to e cigarettes (p. 292)
  • 2014 Surgeon General&#39 s Report The Health Consequences of Smoking 50 Years of Progress
  • E Cigarette Politics (supportive of tobacco harm reduction methods)
  • FDA statement about electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products
  • FDA News & Events about electronic cigarettes
  • Smokers Who Try E Cigarettes to Quit Smoking Finding From a Multiethnic Study in Hawaii
  • Tobacco firms plead case at White House, Dec. 2, 2013

Information from Industry

  • R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company
  • NJOY FAQ s and disclaimers

NCSL Contact

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Eve (cigarette) – wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Eve cigarettes used very feminine art and marketing, starting with the cigarette itself which was long and slim, originally 100mm but lengthened to 120mm within two years, in order to be more readily identified with the feminine ideals of slimness and length. The filter and box of earlier generation Eves were decorated with flowers to look feminine and fashionable, specifically signifying that this was a lady’s cigarette, as well as to catch the eye of consumers.

The advertising approach was to make Eve appear to be a beautiful cigarette which made the woman who chose to smoke Eves more attractive, creating a sense of appeal to feminine vanity. Accordingly, the objective was to capture the market share from other brands, particularly other brands targeted to women, and to recruit non smokers, suggesting that an Eve smoker is more attractive than a woman who did not smoke.

The marketing approach was designed to be very feminine. Models were very elegant, ladylike, and elaborately made up. Advertising text complemented the feminine imagery. In 1976 Eves were even marketed in association with a fashion line with colors and floral prints similar to Eve cigarette packs. The message was that women who smoked Eves were feminine, ladylike, and ladies of leisure. Slogans used included “Finally a cigarette as pretty as you” and “Every inch the lady”.

For almost 40 years Eve cigarettes have been aimed at the same niche market, women and young girls who wish to appear ladylike. They have not sold as well as the competing Virginia Slims cigarettes, which have always had broader appeal.

Packaging edit

The packaging has evolved to keep up with the times. Packaging went from a soft pack with the trademark flowers and drawing of Eve in the garden (gen. 1) to losing the female figure and retaining only the flowers (gen. 2) then moving the flowers to a band lengthwise on a white cardboard box (gen. 3). This packaging went unchanged until 1992 when the small multicolored flowers were replaced by thin orchid like flowers in jewel tones on the box, and a single small colored flower on the filter band of the cigarette (gen. 4). In Germany the packaging and cigarette design did not change, retaining the floral band. Menthol versions of Eve used similar designs but with more green tones. Shorter 100mm Eves in Regular and Menthol boxes were reintroduced in 1985 but gradually disappeared due to lack of interest. In 1990 Eve Ultra Lights 120s were introduced in Regular and Menthol, promising lowered tar and nicotine, and milder flavor. Packaging was white flip top box with long stemmed flowers done in pale pastels, with a single pale pastel flower on the filter band. Menthols were similar but with more green. After 1992 packaging remained unchanged until 2002, except for yet another unsuccessful reintroduction of 100mm length Eve Lights and Eve Ultra Lights in 1991. In 2002 the flowers were replaced by butterflies (gen. 5). Ultra Lights lost the long stemmed flowers they had since their introduction and unified with the regulars for the first time by assuming the butterfly motif, with different colors identifying Ultra Lights (blue) and Menthol Ultra Lights (teal), to complement the colors identifying Lights (purple) and Menthol Lights (green). In 2002 soft pack 100s were reintroduced yet again, using the butterfly design of the 120s. And as before, 100s gradually disappeared.

As of 2010 update four styles of Eve cigarettes were available Eve Lights 120s, Eve Ultra Lights 120s, Eve Menthol Lights 120s, and Eve Menthol Ultra Lights 120s. The butterfly band around the filter and above the rings with the Eve logo was done in a subtle watermark, instead of bright colors as had been done in the past. By July 2010, in keeping with the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the words “lights” and “ultralights” had been removed. Eve Lights 120s were renamed Eve Amethyst 120s, Eve Ultralights 120s were renamed Eve Sapphire 120s, Eve Menthol Lights 120s were renamed Eve Menthol Emerald 120s, and Eve Menthol Ultralights 120s were renamed Eve Menthol Turquoise 120s.

See also edit

  • Fashion brands
  • Smoking culture
  • Tobacco smoking

References edit