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“We want to make sure that minors don’t get these products in their hands,” says A.J. Moll of  the Bistate Regional Advocates for Vaping Education, or BRAVE, which works in Missouri and Illinois.

With support from e-cigarette companies and retailers, Missouri lawmakers overwhelming passed a bill last session that would have banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. Moll was irate when Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed it in July.  

“He could’ve insured the safety of Missouri’s children by simply signing what we feel is a common sense bill,” he says.

Daily Journal Online - July 28, 2014, Renee Bronaugh
Governor Jay Nixon recently vetoed Senate Bill 841, a legislation that would have prevented minors younger than 18 from purchasing the electronic cigarettes while also exempting the nicotine products from other tobacco sales restrictions.