Cortez-Masto, Other AGs Urge E-Cigarette Regulation

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Forty attorneys general including Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Forty attorneys general including Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.

In a letter dated Tuesday, the state attorneys say e-cigarettes are being marketed to children through cartoon-like advertising characters and by offering fruit and candy flavors, at the same time they are becoming more affordable and available.

The letter says e-cigarettes are also being advertised during prime-time television hours and are portrayed as safe alternatives to traditional cigarettes. But it says they are addictive and capable of delivering high doses of nicotine.

An industry group, the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association, says it agrees that e-cigarettes should be regulated as a tobacco product.


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