UNC Study: Teens can easily buy e-cigarettes online despite age restrictions

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- A new study shows teens have found a way around the law and are buying e-cigarettes online.

North Carolina law says people must be at least 18 years old to buy e-cigarettes.

A new study by the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center showed that teens can still successfully buy the devices online

Researchers supervised 11 teens between the ages of 14 and 17 as they tried to buy e-cigarettes online 98 times.

Out of those 98 attempts the teens were successful 75 times.

There were only five attempts that didn't go through due to age restrictions.

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