It’s not surprising that youth can easily buy e-cigarettes and tobacco products online. Internet-based e-cigarette and tobacco retailers often exploit legal loopholes and illegally sell their products to minors, contributing to America’s ongoing tobacco epidemic. This webinar discusses actions that states and the federal government have taken in an attempt to curb these online sales practices. We highlight groundbreaking research from the Internet Tobacco Vendors Study describing the ease with which youth are able to buy e-cigarettes and tobacco products online despite these laws, and we present options to close these loopholes and promote public health.
Kathleen Hoke, Professor and Director, University of Maryland Carey School of Law, the Network for Public Health Law ‒ Eastern Region, and the Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy;
Rebecca S. Williams, Research Associate, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill Cancer Prevention and Control.
Maureen O’Brien, Staff Attorney, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium at the Public Health Law Center