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Calling on the Feds to do More to Discourage Young People from Getting Hooked on E-Cigs

 

The American Heart Association’s John Bailey, State Director of Government Relations, participated in a press conference with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expedite implementation of proposed regulations banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. AHA believes e-cigarettes should be subject to all laws that apply to tobacco products, including a ban on sales to individuals under 18. The latest CDC data from 2013 show that more than a quarter of a million kids who had never smoked a cigarette use e-cigarettes, a three-fold increase in just two years. AHA is especially concerned that the aggressive marketing campaigns, are luring children and adolescents to try these products.

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