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Schumer Wants Ban on Candy, Cookie E-Cigarette Flavors

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    Sen. Schumer Calls for Ban on Kid-Friendly E-Cig Flavors

    Sen. Chuck Schumer and teens who are addicted to nicotine called for a ban on e-cigarette flavors that cater to kids. (Published Sunday, May 6, 2018)

    Sen. Charles Schumer says the Food and Drug Administration should immediately ban e-cigarette flavors such as candy and cookies that can appeal to young people in the wake of warnings that teens and children are increasingly using e-cigarettes.

    The New York Democrat on Sunday released a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb saying the agency had the legal authority to regulate e-cigarette flavors, and encouraging it to do so.

    Schumer praised steps the FDA has taken, including issuing warning letters last week to 13 manufacturers, distributors and sellers over marketing that has e-cigarette products looking like juice boxes and candies, but wants to see more.

    Health and education officials have warned that underage usage of the e-cigarettes, which are marketed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, is increasing.

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    An employee of Central Cellars in Grand Central Terminal was seriously burned when the e-cigarette in his pocket exploded into flames. Michael George looked into the story.
    (Published Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016)

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