Tobacco Companies Move Into E-Cigarette Market, Concerning Critics

Big tobacco companies are moving into the e-cigarette market, concerning public health groups that say they are concerned the companies will market the products to youth.

A Senate hearing on e-cigarette marketing is scheduled for today, The New York Times reports.

In April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new rules that would allow the agency to regulate e-cigarettes. The proposed rules would ban the sale of e-cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco to anyone under age 18. The rules do not ban marketing of e-cigarettes, which public health advocates had called for.

Full story of the e-cigarette market at drugfree.org

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Will Savage

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