In Delaware electronic cigarettes may be the new thing but owners and operators of stores and lounges that allow them say an indoor ban would destroy them.
They argue that customers have to be able to try them out before a purchase.
So, they are seeking an exemption from legislation that would prohibit indoor use of the devices.
Brent Stock, owner of the Vape Nook in Dover, told the Wilmington News Journal that the measure would cost the state millions of dollars in sales.
E-cigarettes are battery powered devices that create a vapor with nicotine and flavorings.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued proposed regulations for the new devices that include barring their purchase by minors.