FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- A bill that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors cleared the Kentucky Senate by a 36-2 vote Thursday.

Senate Bill 109, sponsored by Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville), would prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes and vaporized nicotine to minors, placing them under the same rules and regulations as tobacco products.

Retailers would face the same fines and penalties for selling e-cigs to anyone under the age of 18 as they would for selling tobacco products to minors.

E-cigarettes have a battery, electric circuit or other component that allows them to produce vaporized or aerosol nicotine.

SB 109 now goes to the House of Representatives for further action.

House Bill 309, which would regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products, was approved by a House committee last month.

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