Gov. Snyder vetoes bills on e-cigarette regulation

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has vetoed bills that would prohibit e-cigarettes from being regulated as tobacco products under Michigan law.

Snyder says Michigan shouldn’t step on the toes of the federal government, which has proposed regulating e-cigarettes. He says it would “sow confusion” and send a “mixed health message” to the public.

The devices heat a nicotine solution to produce an odorless vapor.

Snyder said Friday he vetoed three bills passed months ago by the Legislature. The legislation would have prohibited the use of e-cigarettes by people under age 18 and also declared they aren’t tobacco products.

The governor says he’s in favor of age restrictions but also wants e-cigarettes treated as tobacco products.

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