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Vaping laws leave customers looking for other options

Strict state regulations for e-liquid manufacturers that took effect in July may be causing customers to look elsewhere for their product.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Strict state regulations for e-liquid manufacturers that took effect in July may be causing customers to look elsewhere for their product.

The Lafayette Journal and Courier reports that the Indiana law requires e-liquids sold by state vendors to be produced at facilities that meet more stern security guidelines. So far, only one company, Lafayette-based Mulhaupt's Inc., meets those Indiana mandates.

While the law hasn't affected vape stores as anticipated, vendors say they are noticing other concerning trends in the vaping industry, including customers going to Illinois for e-liquid or making their own.

Vaping is a substitute to smoking in which users inhale vapor that's generated from a battery-powered device. The vapor contains nicotine and flavoring, produced by e-liquid often known as "juice."

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