Gov. Kasich signs bill to ban e-cigarettes from minors

<font size="2">Long-term effects from using electronic cigarettes haven't been fully studied.</font>

Businesses will have to restrict selling e-cigarettes to minors after Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a bill earlier this week that bans its use from those under age 18.

Months earlier, state officials including Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine urged the passing of the bill, which placed mandatory regulations on e-cigarette retailers.

A typical user would use the battery-powered devices to inhale aerosol puffs that contain nicotine and can come with a variety of flavorings. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed e-cigarettes had gained popularity among middle school and high school students, increasing reported use from 3.3 percent to 6.8 percent.

"It makes no sense that a young person cannot buy a cigarette, but they can certainly buy an e-cigarette," Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine told WNWO earlier in February.

Long-term effects from using the devices haven't been fully studied, including the potential health benefits and or chemicals associated with using it, according to the FDA.

Some businesses in northwest Ohio have already rules in place. Retailers have seen favorable responses from users looking to quit smoking cigarettes, who have claimed to get a nicotine fix without the thousands of chemicals, tar or odor.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)