E-cigarette makers focus on teens

A new report from the U.S. Congress charges that e-cigarette makers are targeting their addictive products at people too young to smoke

By Janet Raloff, 16:00 PM April 16, 2014

Electronic-cigarette makers “are aggressively promoting their products using techniques and venues that appeal to youth,” a new report finds. It concludes that the U.S. government “should act quickly” to issue new laws.

The offices of 11 Democratic Senate and House members issued the report on April 14. In it, the writers argue that new laws should end the targeting of e-cigarette advertising at teens. The report also argues that there should be laws that ban the sale of these potentially addi...

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