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Capitol Health Call
September 10, 2014

Leaders Seek to Limit Children’s Exposure to E-Cigarettes

JAMA. 2014;312(10):991. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11342

Thirteen Democratic congressional legislators have called on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take immediate action to shield young people from electronic cigarette marketing and distribution tactics by applying restrictions that are currently imposed on traditional tobacco products (http://1.usa.gov/1APqIxB). These include bans on marketing to children, the use of flavorings, and online sales.

“Allowing e-cigarette products to remain on the market without these restrictions would amount to an abdication of FDA’s responsibility to protect our children,” the legislators wrote in a letter to the agency’s commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, MD.

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