Teens can easily buy e-cigarettes online even though sales to minors are banned in 41 states, a new study shows.
Teens in the study were able to buy e-cigarettes online in 94% of attempts, according to a report published today in JAMA Pediatrics.
Internet retailers rejected only five out of 98 attempted purchases because of age, according to the study, in which researchers closely supervised 11 teen participants. Five attempts were blocked by parental control settings on the computers.
None of the teens were asked to show proof of age when the packages were delivered. In fact, 95% of orders were left at the doorstep, the study says.