miércoles, 13 de noviembre de 2013 - 12 de noviembre de 2013 - EEUU

Regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco

Tobacco marketers long targeted children to groom the next generation of smokers, a lesson not lost on developers of e-cigarettes.

Just as lawmakers and federal regulators finally outlawed marketing tobacco to children, they should ensure that the same regulations are applied to e-cigarettes.

Originally devised to help tobacco smokers quit, e-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that deliver doses of nicotine - the addictive substance in tobacco - in aerosol puffs containing various flavors rather than in smoke. They deliver the addictive substance without the carcinogenic and otherwise harmful substances in the smoke.

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