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Colorado man seeks ban of smartphone sales to kids

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Colorado officials have cleared the language of a proposed ballot measure that would establish the nation's first legal limits on buying smartphones for children. 

The campaign, which is being led by a doctor who is a dad himself, aims to forbid the sale of smartphones to children younger than 13. 

Retailers who sell a phone for use by a youngster could be fined $500 after a warning. 

Backers of the move will now need about $300,000 voter signatures for the proposal to make it on Colorado's 2018 ballot.

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