The House Health & Welfare Committee has voted to introduce legislation from Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes containing nicotine to children. "The health districts around the state got together and talked about this issue, it's become quite a concern," Nonini said. The districts asked him and Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Coeur d'Alene, to introduce legislation. "Idaho laws relating to tobacco products currently specifically address tobacco, and these electronic cigarettes are nicotine without tobacco," he said; so-called "e-cigarettes" allow a user to inhale a nicotine-containing mist, without smoke. The next step for the measure is a public hearing in the committee.