40 Attorneys General Urge FDA to Meet E-Cig Regulation Deadline
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
Electronic-, or e-cigarettes, are gaining
popularity and marketed as a safer alternative to smoking.
Now, 40 attorneys general are
urging the Food and Drug Administration to meet its own deadline and regulate
electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.
The letter says e-cigarettes are
being marketed to children through cartoon-like advertising characters and by
offering fruit and candy flavors. They also say that at the same time they are
becoming more affordable and available to consumers.
The letter also states that
e-cigarettes are also being advertised during prime-time television hours and
are portrayed as safe alternatives to traditional cigarettes.
They believe that e-cigarettes are
not the safe alternative they are marketed as, saying they are addictive and
capable of delivering high doses of nicotine.