Loose e-cigarette laws may cripple future regulation
Huffington Post - 10/04/2014
Instead of adding e-cigarettes to existing tobacco laws that ban smoking indoors or tax the products, lawmakers in Missouri and possibly other states will have to create new tax structures and write regulations from scratch, said Mark Gottlieb, executive director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston.
It’s a lot of work, he said, and unlikely to happen.
“In practice,” Gottlieb said, “this can hamstring the state and what it can do.”