Tighter federal regulations will make it tougher for retailers and customers when it comes to smoking.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration now has greater control over what can be sold as far as smoking devices. All products that use a device with flavoring liquid such as vaporizers and hookahs now must get government approval. Restrictions also include not claiming that their products help smokers quit tobacco and asking for age identification for customers. The new rules also affect cigars.
The administration will assess all e-cigarette products available since 2007. In June, the state raised the legal smoking age from 18 to 21.