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Electronic cigarette bill advances to state Senate

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SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) -

The Illinois House approved legislation that'd require stores to keep electronic cigarettes behind the counter.

The measure passed 113-0 on Tuesday and now heads to the Illinois Senate.

The Springfield State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/1hzB2ks ) the bill requires retailers to keep e-cigarettes and other alternative tobacco products in age-restricted sections, a sealed display case or behind store counters.

The measure is aimed at keeping young people from accessing the products.

The bill is sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Willis, a Democrat from Addison. A Senate version is before the Senate Public Health Committee.

The bills are HB5868 and SB3268.

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