The cigarettes deliver a vaporized charge of nicotine without burning tobacco. Public health officials say they're so similar to the real thing that they make tobacco enforcement difficult and often prompt smokers to think it's OK to light up in. Arizona has a planned ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. The proposals also would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. " Health officials reasoned that the fake smokes - which emit a. King County health officials want to outlaw the product, banning them from use in public places and restricting their sale to people over 18.