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Local electronic cigarette retailers react to proposed FDA regulations

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Some local electronic cigarette retailers say they're concerned about proposed regulations by the Food and Drug Administration.

Vapor Stop owner Toby Miller is apprehensive about the FDA's electronic-cigarette regulations.

"You know when it simulates smoking its gotta be bad right...No," said Miller.

Miller believes people are too quick to judge the newly popular form of ingesting nicotine.

"Going beyond and regulating flavors and regulating devices could really hurt the e-cigarette industry, and could put thousands of stores and 10's of thousands of people out of business," said Miller.

E-cigarettes users say it's kept them away from smoking traditional cigarettes. Wayne King says the liquid nicotine solution saved his life.

"Since I started vaporing I haven't touched anything and I feel amazing my energy is through the roof," said King.

The state of Kansas requires users to be at least 18 years old. New restrictions proposed by the FDA would require the same.

Those who support regulations believe the e-cigarette is an alternative to keep people smoking.

"Smoking is not a good habit to form, and you should be of legal age its just like a cigarette to me," said Trisha Stone.

Regulations would also ban stores from giving free samples, and e-cigarette manufactures would be required to disclose all the ingredients in their product.

"If it's a chemical people are ingesting than yes they need to check into it," said Carolyn Tatum.

Toby Miller says he already follows most of the guidelines, but restrictions now could mean more restrictions are to come.

"For the most part my customers don't want all the regulations the federal government wants to put on them," said Miller.

The agency will take another look at the restrictions, and the publics comment before imposing the restrictions.

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