Here in Idaho, earlier today, The House Health and Welfare Committee approved a measure to bring Idaho up to that standard to match the federal smoking age. Most Idaho stores are already following the federal law and only selling smoking products to individuals over the age of 21.
Idaho health officials say there are two confirmed cases of respiratory illnesses in people who vaped or used electronic cigarettes. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says the two Idaho patients are recovering and are among the hundreds of people in 33 states who may be suffering from illnesses linked to using electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices.
There are 450 seriously ill people right now in 33 states, and they all developed lung issues after vaping. These illnesses are landing people in the hospital, and five people have died. Here's what we need to know.