The White House announced new rules Thursday banning minors from using electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and hookahs. Retailers now must verify the age of consumers using a photo ID. The products will no longer be available in vending machines that can be accessed by minors. Sylvia Burwell, secretary of health and human services, said: "As cigarette smoking among those under 18 has fallen, the use of other nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, has taken a drastic leap. All of this is creating a new generation of Americans who are at risk of addiction." She added that the new rules are an "important step in the fight for a tobacco-free generation."