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Electronic cigarettes makers under fire in Senate

By From page B6 | June 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are questioning e-cigarette makers about whether they’re trying to hook youngsters with fruity, fun-sounding flavors such as “cherry crush.”

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller tells e-cigarette makers that the last thing anyone should want to do is encourage young people to start using a new nicotine delivery product.

The presidents of two companies, blu eCigs and NJoy, insist that they don’t target young people and that their products are a critical alternative for people desperate to quit traditional cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale. But there isn’t much research about the safety of e-cigarettes, and the studies that have been done have been inconclusive.

 

The Associated Press

The Associated Press

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  • mike gregorJune 19, 2014 - 7:57 pm

    Yet another avenue to hook the young populace into a nicotine addiction. The young person doesn't stand a chance. So flavor the product to give it flare. The hook is set. Just like chew years back. Unforgivible

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