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State Senate bill aims to ban flavored vape juice in Indiana

If passed, Senate Bill 45 would ban the manufacture, distribution or marketing of flavored e-liquid in Indiana.
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FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, two women smoke cannabis vape pens at a party in Los Angeles. California officials announced Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives, including a thickening agent blamed for a national outbreak of deadly lung illnesses tied to vaping. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana senator is hoping to ban the sale and use of flavored e-liquid, also known as vape juice, for all ages.

Sen. Ronald Grooms, a Republican who represents Indiana's 46th District, authored the bill. If passed, it would ban the manufacture, distribution or marketing of flavored e-liquid in Indiana.

The bill defines "flavored e-liquid" as liquid used in an electronic cigarette that "contains a constituent ingredient, agent, or other compound or concentrate that is added for the purpose of imparting a characterizing flavor."

RELATED: Read the full bill here

Violation of the law would result in a Class C misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 60 days in jail or a $500 fine.

If the bill is passed, it would go into effect July 1, 2021.