Sen. Chuck Schumer rips e-cigarette makers
TARRYTOWN - Sen. Chuck Schumer is taking aim at the manufacturers of electronic cigarettes.
The democrat claims the products are being marketed to young children by offering bubble gum and cotton candy flavored varieties.
Schumer says he is pushing new legislation that would forbid advertising clearly targeting children. "They're particularly focusing on kids and the kids who smoke e-cigs are seven times more likely to smoke conventional cigarettes than those who don't." Schumer says the problem with that is the health risks of e-cigarettes are still unclear.
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The FDA doesn't regulate e-cigarettes because they don't have tobacco. Also, the advertisements for the devices are not regulated by the FCC.